The Ogun Area 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said it intercepted fake currency notes worth about N2.5m.

The command’s Controller, Michael Agbara, told newsmen that the fake currency was intercepted due to the vigilance of officers of the command.

The fake currency smuggler, Samson Odejiba, said he was employed by one Alfa to transport the currency to Owode from Idiroko.

Odebija, who is a palm wine tapper, added that the Alfa promised him N5,000 for the job.

Agbara said the command also uncovered an illegal bunkering of petrol.