The Kano State Police Command have arrested five persons in connection with fake foreign and local currencies.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, told journalists that the suspects were arrested by Operation Puff Adder team.
“On the 06/08/2019, One Saidu Sarki ‘M’ aged 35yrs old and Ubale Saleh ‘M’ aged 50yrs were intercepted by Operation Puff Adder team of Anti-Daba Kano in possession of 10,000 pieces of France CFA Currency and 105 pieces of 100 dollars U.S currency. Case under investigation.” he said.
In a similar development, the Command also recovered counterfeit currencies in an uncompleted building.
“On the 10/08/2019, based on technical intelligence report, a Puff Adder Team of the Command’s Anti-Fraud Section raided an uncompleted building located at Badawa Layout and recovered a Counterfeit of 178 Wrappers of 100 notes of U.S. Dollars and 10 Wrappers of N1000 notes of Nigerian Currency. Efforts is on with a view to arrest the perpetrators of this heinous act.”
The police boss disclosed that three more suspects from Maiduguri, Borno state, were arrested with fake U.S. Dollars.
“On 10/08/2019 at about 1900hrs, based on credible information. Puff Adder Operatives comprising of SARS and Officers attached to Market Division Kano, arrested one Ali Goni Mustapha ‘m’, Alh Ali Goni and Hassan Goni all of Maiduguri, Borno State at France Road Sabon Gari Kano and recovered Forty Eight (48) bundles of fake U.S. Dollars in 100 denominations and a computer laptop. Case under investigation” he said.