The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted fake $20 million n the Lokoja-Abaji Highway.
Goldennewsng gathered that the counterfeit dollars were discovered through a “Stop-and-Search’’ operation by operatives of the NDLEA on the said highway.
According to the agency’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, disclosed on Sunday that the fake currencies were recovered from a bus travelling from Lagos to Abuja.
He stated that the 53-year-old driver of the vehicle, Onyebuchi Nlebedim, was arrested.
The NDLEA spokesperson also noted that another raid on two notorious drug joints in the FCT – “Dei-Dei’’ and Tora-Bora Hills, led to the recovery of 82.8kg skunk, 1.8kg Rohypnol and 1.2kg diazepam on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
“In Osun, NDLEA operatives destroyed clusters of Indian hemp plantations measuring about 3.5 hectares (more than 7.5 tons) at Mopatedo in Ifedayo Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, Aug. 19.
“Two suspects – Sunday Otogbo (40), and Peter Makra (35), were arrested inside the Indian hemp farms.
“An additional 30kg of Indian hemp and 16.9kg of Indian hemp seeds were also recovered from the farms.
A shipment of 6,000 capsules of tramadol, 1,200 tablets of `swinol’, 155 bottles of codeine syrup and 20 tablets s of Molly was equally seized on the same road on Sunday, Aug. 13.
“A follow-up operation at Oyigbo area of Port Harcourt led to the arrest of the owner of the consignment, Remigius Ogechukwu (33),’’ Babafemi added.