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Customs Hand over 148 Seized Military Drones, $1.250m Fake Dollar Bills to Army, EFCC


The Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command of Nigeria Customs Service has handed over 148 units of military drones valued at N7,800,000 and fake $1,250,000 US dollar bills to the Nigerian Army and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos.

IMG 20240509 WA0014Addressing newsmen in Lagos, outgoing Controller of the command,Comptroller Charles orbih while handing over the drones to General Officer 81 Division of Nigerian Army, Major General Mohammed Usman, said the gadgets have capacity to stay in the sir for 72 hours.

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According to Orbih, the drones can accommodate first aid kits , arms and ammunition capable of being deployed for warfare. Orbih added that if such gadgets had entered the country, they could constitute security problems.

IMG 20240509 WA0015General Usman commended the NCS for the seizure and described the hand over as appropriate as Nigerian Army will decide how best to manage the seizures. Receiving the fake dollars on behalf of the EFCC Chairman,ACE ll Oguzi Moses thanked the cistoms for the inter agency synergy

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The EFCC also received 5 crypto machines and their wallets from the NCS


On revenue collection, Orbih said the commabd collected N19,037,442,310.42 from January to April 2024 which represents a 42% collection of it’s annual revenue target given to the command fand a 67% increase in collection against the preceeding year of 2023.

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Additional seizures the command made, according to Orbih, who has been appointed Acting Assistant Comptroller General in charge of Zone C, Port Harcourt are four types of Precious stones- Zinc, Lithium,Copper stones/sand and 120 pieces of Sim Cards



Joshua Okoria

Joshua Okoria is a Lagos based multi-skilled journalist covering the maritime industry. His ICT and graphic design skills makes him a resourceful person in any modern newsroom. He read mass communication at the Olabisi Onabanjo University and has sharpened his knowledge in media practice from several other short courses. 07030562600, hubitokoria@gmail.com

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