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Nigeria: Police arrests 15 over fake $10m currency

Nigeria: Police arrests 15 over fake $10m currency


The Nigerian police have arrested 15 persons for allegedly printing fake dollar notes amounting to $10 million.

The Katsina State Commissioner of Police in north-west Nigeria, Usman Abdullahi, disclosed this on Thursday during a news conference on the progress made by the command between the months of January and February.

Abdullahi explained that the police were able to arrest 3 car snatchers and recover 9 vehicles during the period under review.

He urged the public to continue to assist the police by exposing the hideout of criminals in order to make the state free of crime.

The commissioner also revealed that 318 suspects were charged to court, while 100 were convicted for cattle rustling between January and February.

He said the arrest was made possible through the efforts of the joint security patrol team under “Operation Sharar Daji”.

He said two AK 47 rifles, two pistols, some ammunition and other dangerous weapons were recovered from the suspects.

Abdullahi said the police were able to block some of the routes through which the rustlers got food and drugs in the forests.

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