EFCC Receives Fake $6m Intercepted By Customs, Promises Thorough Probe

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EFCC Receives Fake $6m Intercepted By Customs, Promises Thorough Probe
EFCC Receives Fake $6m Intercepted By Customs, Promises Thorough Probe

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has handed over the “fake $6 million” notes intercepted by the agency to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigations.

In February, NCS operatives intercepted two suspects conveying fake currency from Nigeria to Benin Republic at the Gbaji checkpoint along the Seme corridor.

On Tuesday, the EFCC received the seized notes from customs at a briefing organised by Dera Nnadi, the NCS area controller for Seme in Badagry.

EFCC Receives Fake $6m Intercepted By Customs, Promises Thorough Probe

In a statement, Michael Wetkas, the EFCC Lagos zonal commander, assured customs of a thorough probe into the seized notes.

Wetkas thanked the leadership of the NCS for the sustained collaboration between the two agencies.

He also reiterated the EFCC’s support for the agency in the fight against corruption and fraud-related offences.

On his part, Nnadi called for more robust collaboration with the EFCC and other law enforcement agencies in the fight against smuggling within the command.

“The Seme command, in the first quarter of 2023, recorded milestones in its anti-smuggling operations,” he said.

“Some of the anti-smuggling landmarks by the Command include the seizure of fake $6m USD equivalent of N2.763bn at the exchange rate of N460.52, which will be handed over to the EFCC today.”