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EFCC Arrests 115 BDC Operators, Seize Over N100m

Breaking News: EFCC Arrests 115 BDC Operators, Seizes Over N100m in Enugu State.

 

In a significant crackdown, the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in collaboration with a Joint Task Force comprising teams from the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Customs Service, apprehended 115 suspected currency racketeers in Enugu State.

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The operation, carried out on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, targeted individuals involved in illegal foreign exchange activities, including bureau de change operators, currency speculators, and street hawkers operating in the Owerri Road area of Ogui, Enugu State. This action was prompted by actionable intelligence gathered by law enforcement.

Among the suspects apprehended were 113 males and two females. Seized during the sting operation were significant amounts of currency, including N110,700,000, $8,368, £145, €2,725, as well as various other currencies such as South African Rands, CFA Francs, Turkiya, and Bank Mozambique currencies, totaling in different denominations.

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Additionally, law enforcement recovered a safe believed to be abandoned by one of the street hawkers. Preliminary investigations have revealed that some of the arrested individuals are foreigners from Niger Republic.

This operation signifies a significant step in the fight against financial crimes and illegal currency trading activities in Enugu State. The EFCC remains committed to combating such illicit activities and ensuring the integrity of the financial system.

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EFCC Arrests 115 BDC Operators, Seize Over N100m

 

EFCC Arrests 115 BDC Operators, Seize Over N100m

 

 

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