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EFCC arrests Dubai-bound traveler, 2 others with 1,144 ATM cards in Kano


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Three persons traveling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been apprehended at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano State, with 1,144 Automated Teller Machine cards, TopNaija reports.

The suspects – Abdullahi Usman, Musa Abubakar and Abdulwahid Auwalu – were arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Kano Zonal Command, for allegedly attempting to smuggle the ATM cards out of the country.

The spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Friday said the suspects were arrested between November 24 and December 1, 2021.

He said, “Upon their arrest, it was discovered that Musa Abubakar who was on his way to Dubai, UAE, had concealed 714 ATM cards while Abdullahi Usman who was heading for Saudi Arabia had 298 ATM cards in his possession.

“Abdulwahid Auwalu, on the other hand, was arrested with 132 ATM cards while trying to board an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Istanbul, Turkey.”

He said the suspects would be charged after investigations had been concluded.

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