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Somali MP behind fake dollar syndicate-Intelligence Agency

Detectives at Aden Adde Airport in Mogadishu have unravelled a money-laundering syndicate which it claimed was being facilitated by a lawmaker, the Intelligence Agency, NISA has said.

The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said in a tweet Thursday its officers arrested two men at the airport and are pursuing leads to debunk the syndicate.

The agency said the two were involved in the printing of fake US dollars.

“Security teams at Aden Adde Airport have uncovered a criminal network involved in money laundering and printing of fake dollars,” NISA said. “We have arrested two of them and are pursuing the rest.”

The agency added that an MP whose identity has not been revealed was facilitating the network.

“The network is being facilitated by a lawmaker from the Lower House.”

Contacted for comment, Director General of Immigration Col. Mohamed Koofi told Goobjoog News the matter was being handled by security agencies and could therefore not address himself to it.

“That is the work of the security agencies. It does not fall within my scope,” Koofi said.

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