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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Lebanese Businessman Caught Smuggling Cash

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According to police, the man was allegedly found in possession of £60,375 (British Pounds);  Euro 254,100; and $368,414 (US Dollars).

The seized cash is being held at the Bank of Sierra Leone while investigations are ongoing.

This report comes just days after the newly-appointed acting Bank Governor – Dr. Kelfala Joe Kallon, told journalists at a press conference in Freetown that “our currency is under speculative attack.”

The acting Bank Governor was addressing journalists on the current status of the economy and some of the measures he intends to take – if approved by Parliament, to solve the financial problems which the President Bio led government inherited.

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