EFCC arrests man with 576 ATM cards at Kano Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), in collaboration with Nigeria Aviation Security and Nigeria Customs Service on Monday December 20, 2021 intercepted one  Khalil Bashir Lawal  with 576 ATM cards bearing different names and banks at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano.

The incident happened barely two hours after a court in Kano convicted three smugglers  arrested  between November 24 and December 1, 2021 by EFCC operatives with 1,144 ATM Cards at same airport. 

A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Jamilu Shehu on December 20, 2021, convicted and sentenced the three smugglers to six months imprisonment each.

Security agencies under the aegis of Special Task Force on Money Laundering that effected the arrest of Khalil said that upon his arrest, it was discovered that suspect who was traveling to Uganda with Ethiopian Airline 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, EFCC said in a statement.