the National Drug law Enforcement agency has arrested six men as well as a bureau de change operator for allegedly attempting to traffic the sum of 165,000 dollars.
The six man money laundering ring was arrested at the Excel Oriental Hotel, along Airport Road in Lagos and have been named as Adeniyi Muyiwa, 37-year-old Nwokenta Kingsley, a bureau de change operator also known as Buchito; Onwuasoanya Augustine Chukwuemeka, 54 years old, who lives in Brazil and Christian Okoli Ifor.
Others are Nwokenta Emmanuel Maduakolam, 31 years old; Ezenwa Ikenna, 28 years old who is a specialist in ‘wrapping’ and Ezenwa Uzoma, 33 years old hotel manager.
The six man gang allegedly traffic the dollars to Brazil by swallowing them in special wraps. Recent stringent policies by the central bank has increasingly made money laundering difficult and has prompted more desperate measures on the part of money launderers.