The Nigerian Customs Service Kano Command, on wednesday handed over Sanusi Abdullahi Labaran, arrested for attempted to smuggle 5,342 Automated Teller Machine cards out of the country, to the Kano Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation.
According to the Custom Area Controller, Kano – Jigawa Command, Nasiru Ahmed who handed over the suspect, the suspect was apprehended at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport by Customs Officers as he attempted to board an Ethiopian Airline to Dubai, United Arab Emirate.
Upon interrogation, a search was conducted on suspect and 5342 ATM cards bearing different names which he concealed in a bag of beans and seven (7) pieces of memory cards and one (1) piece of SD card.
While receiving the suspect, the Zonal Head of the EFCC, Sanusi Aliyu Mohammed, commended the Nigerian Customs for the partnership assured them that EFCC will conduct a diligent investigation to unravel the mystery surrounding how the suspect came about the ATM cards as well as his mission to Dubai.
The suspect was handed over alongside the items recovered from him, including his travel documents and Dubai resident permit.