The Nigerian Immigrations Service has apprehended a 29- year-old man, Yahaya Saifullahi with 870 ATM cards and two bank internet tokens at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
Speaking with Vanguard, a member of the presidential task force on money laundering and illegal movement of foreign currency, Tukur Ibrahim, said the Immigration operatives at the airport arrested the young man after he was singled out for security scrutiny.
He said, “The suspect lost his composure and psychological make up at that moment and on frisking a total of 870 ATM cards were found on him.”
According to Tukur, Saifullahi who hid the ATM cards under his groin has since been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation and prosecution.
A breakdown of the seized ATM cards is; Ecobank, 24; GT Bank, 118; Access Bank, 170; Diamond Bank, 71; Sterling Bank, three; Keystone Bank, nine; Skye Bank 34 and UBA Plc, eight.
The other ATM cards confiscated by the Immigration operatives include, Wema Bank, three; Zenith Bank, 20; Heritage Bank, 21; Standard Chartered Bank, 10; First Bank, 42; Union Bank, 26; Stanbic IBTC, 30; Unity Bank, 45; Fidelity Bank, 40 and FCMB, 196.