On Thursday, the Nigerian Customs Service stationed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport(MMIA), Lagos, intercepted 2, 886 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards, which were being carried by a man that was on his way to Dubai.
Abdulmumin Bako who is the Deputy Controller of Customs MMIA, in a media briefing on Thursday explained that four Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards were also intercepted with the suspect.
According to DC Bako, “The suspect, one Ishaq Abubakar with Passport Number A08333717 from Kano State was intercepted when he was travelling to Dubai via Emirates Evacuation flight.”
“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 a 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 the concealment was revealed due to the due diligence of our Officers who insisted on conducting a physical examination.”
DC Bako also said that the man will be handed over to the EFCC for onward investigation and probe.