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DSS arrests 40 illicit currency dealers in Kano

A report coming from Vanguard online says the Department of State Security (DSS) Operative Friday afternoon raided Bureau de change spots in Kano and arrested no fewer than 40 currency dealers.

Eyewitness disclosed that the operative stormed the Wapa area at about noon, seized selected men and took them away in security van.

The witness said the operation causes stir culminating in a pandemonium before their identity was revealed.

It was learnt that simultaneously, another group currency dealers were arrested at the Aminu Kano International Airport, as well few others at Central hotel general area of the city. Although the DSS official are quiet over the operation, but the Auditor General of Association of Currency Dealers, in Kano, AbdulHamid Kabeer confirmed the incident. According to Kabeer “they arrested over 40 of our members in an operation that barely lasted half an hour.”

He disclosed that “we are deeply troubled over this unfortunate incident, and as I talk to you an emergency meeting is the offing to determine.

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