Fake $20m Intercepted By NDLEA On  Lokoja-Abaji Highway

On the Lokoja-Abaji Highway, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepted fake $20 million.
The counterfeit dollars were discovered through a “Stop-and-Search’’ operation by operatives of the NDLEA on the said highway.
The fake currencies, according to the agency’s spokesperson Femi Babafemi, were found aboard a bus that was traveling from Lagos to Abuja on Sunday.
Onyebuchi Nlebedim, the 53-year-old driver of the car, was reportedly detained, according to him.
The NDLEA spokesperson also mentioned that on Wednesday, August 16, a different operation on two infamous drug dens in the FCT, “Dei-Dei” and “Tora-Bora Hills,” resulted in the recovery of 82.8 kg of skunk, 1.8 kg of Rohypnol, and 1.2 kg of diazepam.
“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.
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