The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Kano Zonal Command, has taken three persons into custody, after 1,144 Automated Teller Machine Cards was found in their possession.
It has been reported that the three individuals were travelling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Turkey before they were apprehended at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano State.
The suspects – Abdullahi Usman, Musa Abubakar and Abdulwahid Auwalu – were arrested 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.”