Customs arrests two Dubai returnees in Abuja Airport, intercepts dozens ATM, other Items


A few days after thousands of ATMs and sim cards were intercepted by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Lagos International Airport, Officers of the Nigeria Customs at the Abuja Airport have again arrested two travellers carrying dozens of ATMs among other items.

According to the agency, the suspects – Sadiq Abubakar and Abdulsalam Umar arrived in Nigeria from Dubai on board Ethiopian airline on Wednesday.

The NCS said 4,384 memory cards, 78 active ATM cards, 20 pieces of new mobile phones, and 62 bluetooth devices were seized from the suspects.

While handing over the suspects to officials of the EFCC, the Customs Area Controller, FCT Command, Comptroller Patience Burromvyat said the suspects were arrested while conducting routine examination of goods at the International wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The suspects have since been handed over to officials of the EFCC at the FCT Area Command of Customs for further investigation.

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