NDLEA Seizes Travellers’ Cheques Worth N1.2bn at Lagos Airport 

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

According to the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, Oguma Richard Uchenna was arrested in connection with the attempt to export the cheques.

The cheques were said to be neatly concealed inside four bound hardcover books disguised as academic project literature,
 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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