The DSS has arrested some members of organised syndicates selling new naira notes.
NewsOnline reports that the Department of State Services (DSS), on Monday, said it has arrested some members of organised syndicates involved in the sale of the redesigned naira notes.
The DSS public relations officer, Peter Afunanya, said this in a statement on Monday.
Afunanya said the alleged syndicates who connived with some commercial bank officials were arrested during the course of the service’s operation across the country.
The statement read in part: “The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby informs the public that it has intercepted some members of organised syndicates involved in the sale of the newly redesigned naira notes.
“In the course of its operations, in this regard in 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, in this same vein, urged to step up monitoring and supervisory activities to expeditiously address 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.”