The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) in collaboration with the joint security assigned at Bo-Waterside has seized $200,000 counterfeit Liberian bank notes from a Nigerian national.
Mr. Oyenka F. Nnameni was arrested by the joint security Wednesday morning (July 27) while in route from Sierra Leone to Liberia with the L$$200,000 in 100 bank notes denomination.
Customs officials at the border discovered the counterfeit money tucked in a large television sealed in a cartoon. Mr. Nnameni has been turned over to the Liberia National Police in Monrovia for further investigation.
The 34-year-old Nigerian, originating from Enugu State, told a Joint Security investigation at the border that he resides on the Old Road in Monrovia as a businessman and is a mechanic by profession.
Mr. Nnameni said the counterfeit dollars was sent to him from Nigeria by a friend he identified only as Amadi, based in Lagos, and he want to collect same from Sierra Leone.
“Mr. Nnameni intentionally unlawfully went to receive the said amount in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with the intention to bring it into Liberia to have it changed on the Liberian market,” according to a joint security report.