Thursday, September 17

NDLEA nabs 6 suspected money laundering syndicates who swallowed $156,000

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has dislodged a suspected money laundering syndicate that specializes in swallowing dollars.

Six suspected members of the group including a Bureau de change operator have been apprehended for swallowing $156,000.

This is the second suspected money laundering case involving a Bureau de change operator in two months.

Reacting to the arrest, the Chief Executive of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, promised to track down smuggled narcotics and currency.

He warned that operators of Bureau de change who fail to work within the confines of the law establishing them shall be severely sanctioned.

“The agency will continue to rely on manpower training and intelligence-led drug control strategies to outwit criminal syndicates. We shall take reasonable measures to dislodge drug cartels and eradicate narcotics from our society. Any Bureau de change operator that violates the law shall be punished accordingly,” he stated.

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