CBN, police nab 13 suspected naira vendors in Rivers State

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with the police, yesterday arrested 13 suspects over illicit sale of naira notes.

The operation, according to the state Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, was carried out in line with the CBN Act, Sections 20 and 21.

Represented by the State Police Spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni , Ahmed said the operation was aimed at forestalling illicit sale of naira notes, and to clamp down on alleged illegal naira vendors.

The suspects, all women, were arrested in different parts of Port Harcourt.

They are currently held in State CID for thorough investigation.

He said, at the end of investigation, those found culpable would be prosecuted.

“N2.9 million consisting of various denominations was recovered from the suspects.”

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