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Customs arrest Dubai returnees with dozens ATM cards, other items


Few days after thousands of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards were intercepted by officers of the Nigeria Custom Service (NSC) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, two travellers carrying dozens of ATM cards, among other items, were arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

According to the NSC, the suspects- Sadiq Abubakar and Abdulsalam Umar- arrived Nigeria from Dubai on board Ethiopian Airline flight on Wednesday.

The NSC disclosed that items seized from the suspects were 4, 384 memory cards, 78 active ATM cards, 20 pieces of new mobile phones and 62 Bluetooth devices.

While handing over the suspects to officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Customs Area Controller, FCT Command, Patience Burromvyat, said the suspects were arrested during routine examination of goods at the international wing of the airport.


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