Drug War: NDLEA impounds N1.1bn travellers’ cheques, 10.89kg cocaine at Lagos airport


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has made a big haul at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos

The agency intercepted travellers’ cheques in different foreign currencies with a total value of One Billion, One Hundred and Fifty Seven Million, Six Hundred and Seventy Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty Nine Naira and Ninety Two Kobo (N1,157, 670,469.92)

A statement by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi 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.

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