The Seme Border Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCoS) have intercepted over $6 million in fake American dollar notes in the Gbaji area of Lagos State.
The notes, equivalent to N2.763 billion at an exchange rate of N460.52, were intercepted from four suspects.
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The area controller of the Command Dera Nnadi explained that the seizure was made by officers at a checkpoint along the border corridor.
He added that at the point of interception, the smugglers promised to bribe the officers with $150,000 in original currency in order to allow for the fake currency passage.