NDLEA seizes travellers’ cheques worth N1.2bn at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted travellers’ cheques in different foreign currencies with a total value of N1.2 billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.

According to the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. He said at least, a suspect, Oguma Richard Uchenna has been arrested in connection to the attempt to export the cheques, which were neatly concealed inside four bound hard cover books disguised as academic project literatures, to the United Kingdom.
The financial instruments suspected to be counterfeits were discovered on Wednesday 27th April at NAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport during cargo examination of some consignments meant for exportation to the UK on a cargo flight.

“A breakdown of the cheques shows they have monetary values of US$287, 623.31; Canadian $1,456,300 and 1,297,800 Euros,” he said.

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