Syndicates Selling New Naira Notes Are Intercepted by DSS
Several syndicates selling the new naira notes in different regions of the nation have been intercepted by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Peter Afunanya, the Services’ public relations officer, revealed this on Monday in a statement from Abuja.
Afunanya claimed that a syndicate group supporting the misuse of the new naira notes includes some officials from commercial banks.
He said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby informs the public that it has intercepted some members of organised syndicates involved in the sale of newly redesigned naira notes in some parts of the country. It was also established that some commercial bank officials are aiding the economic malfeasance.
“Consequently, the Service warns the currency racketeers to desist from this ignoble act. Appropriate regulatory authorities are urged to step up monitoring and supervisory activities to expeditiously address the emerging trends.”
It should be noted that the Service has ordered its commands and formations to further ensure that all persons and groups engaged in the illegal sale of the notes are identified. Therefore, anyone with useful information relating to this is encouraged to pass the same to the relevant authorities.”