The Special Intelligence Squad of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) has arrested two syndicates that specialise in printing, selling and distributing counterfeit dollar notes.
This was included in a statement signed on Friday by the corps spokeswoman, Olusola Odumosu.
One of his arrested groups, consisting of four adult men, was reportedly caught in possession of fake $64,800 and N475,000 notes.
Investigation revealed that the group operated in and around the Plateau, Nasarawa, Bauchi and Gombe states.
The statement added,
“Members of the second syndicate arrested with the exhibits of $64,800 and N475,000 are Jonathan Dakogol, Abbas Ibrahim, Isa Ukashatu and Aminu Isa.
“Isa Ukashatu and Jonathan Dakogol were arrested with fake $64,800 and N475,000 at Akurba of Lafia LGA, in Nasarawa State after being lured to deliver the money to a client.”
The NSCDC Commandant General, Ahmed Audi, described the criminal gangs as economic saboteurs. They are further destroying the country through the perpetration of financial crimes and defrauding innocent citizens.
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