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Nigerian Customs intercepts air passenger with 2886 ATM Cards heading to Dubai


Rayyan Alhassanhttps://dailynigerian.com/author/rayyan/
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Murtala Muhammadu International Airport, MMIA, Command has handed over a suspect with 2,886 Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC.

Addressing newsmen on Thursday, the Deputy Controller of MMIA, Abdulmumin Bako, added that four Subscriber Identification Module, SIM, cards were also found with the suspect.

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According to him, the suspect, lshaq Abubakar Abubakar with Passport Number A08333717 from Kano State was intercepted when he was travelling to Dubai via Emirates Evacuation flight.

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“At about 1145 hours on Aug. 22, at the departure hall gate ’B’ of the MMIA, Abubakar with Passport Number A08333717 from Kano State travelling to Dubai via Emirates flight was intercepted with 2,863 ATM Cards and 4 sim Cards by our officers on duty.

“The ATM cards and sim cards were carefully concealed in an noodles carton by the suspect.

“The suspect claimed that one Mr. Musliu was assigned to him to facilitate his movement through the checks at the airport by one Mr. Suleiman but due to the diligence of our Officers who insisted on conducting physical examination, revealed the concealment,” The Nation quoted Mr Bako as saying.

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The comptroller added that the suspect and the items would be handed over to the EFCC for further investigation as directed by the Comptroller General of Customs.

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Mr Bako pointed out that the suspect claimed that he was due for evacuation and had bought an evacuation flight ticket for his use.

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