Dubai-bound Passenger Arrested With 2,886 ATM Cards In Lagos Airport


A Dubai bound passenger, lshaq Abubakar Abubakar, in possession of 2,886 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards and four Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards was arrested by Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command on Thursday.

The NCS said the suspect was nabbed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos while attempting to board an Emirates Evacuation flight to Dubai.

Abdulmumin Bako, Deputy Controller of Customs, MMIA Area Command, who made this disclosure while handing over the suspect to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos said the suspect was apprehended during outward screening of passengers.

Bako said as at the time of arrest, the suspect, who identified himself as lshaq Abubakar Abubakar, was in possession of International Passport Number A08333717, and arrived Lagos from Kano State.

“At about 11.45 am on August 22, 2020, at the departure hall gate “B’ of the MMIA, Abubakar with passport number A08333717 from Kano State traveling to Dubai via Emirates flight was intercepted with 2,863 ATM and four SIM cards by our officers on duty.

“The ATM cards and SIM cards were carefully concealed in noodles carton.

He 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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