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

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

It will be recalled that the Commission had arrested three suspects at the Kano Airport between November 24 and December 1, 2021, while they were trying to smuggle a total of 1,144 ATM cards.

Also, it will be recalled that a Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Jamilu Shehu on December 20, 2021, convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment each.


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