EFCC Arrests Suspect with 576 ATM Cards at Kano Airport

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a suspect with 576 ATM cards at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA).

The commission, in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday, said the fresh arrest came barely two hours after securing the conviction of three suspects arrested with 1,144 ATM cards at the same airport.

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The suspect, Khalil Bashir Lawal, was intercepted on Monday, December 20, 2021, by operatives of the Commission in collaboration with Nigeria Aviation Security and Nigeria Customs Service under the aegis of Special Task Force on Money Laundering.

While he was arrested, it was discovered that Khalil who was travelling to Uganda with Ethiopian Airlines had concealed 576 ATM cards bearing different names and banks in his luggage.

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The suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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