Security operatives in the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos have arrested a 300L student of UNIZIK with 108 ATM Cards. The History and International Relations student, Mr. Pascal Udeh was caught on his way to travel to China with the cards.
The 34-year old, who is from Obibi in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State was arrested while he was attempting to board a Qatar Airline flight to China.
According to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a statement on Saturday, the ATM debit cards were properties to five commercial banks.
Ahmadu Garba, the NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, said the suspect was arrested in connection with suspected money laundering and was immediately transferred to the Assets and Financial Investigation Directorate of the Agency for investigation.
When the cards were observed, security operatives confirmed that the Automated Transaction Machine Cards were owned by First City Monument Bank which had the highest number of ATM cards with 58; Stanbic IBTC Bank had 23 cards; Zenith Bank, 19; Fidelity Bank, 6; and Diamond Bank, 2.
The student when queried confirmed that he was enroute to China to deliver the cards. Investigation also revealed that he was not a student, but a trader in Onitsha Main Market.