Security personnel at the Kotoka International Airport have arrested a money laundering suspect, Bachir Musa Aminou, recovering 656 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards connected to nine banks operating in Ghana and Nigeria from him.
The 42-year-old man who claims to be a Nigerian but holds a Nigerien passport, concealed the cards in a black plastic bag containing kola nuts bound for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
He was apprehended by the Airport security officials on September 12, when he was going through departure formalities en route to Dubai.
Report says, the suspect first arrived in Ghana on April 29, 2020 and left for Dubai on May 26, 2020 through Ethiopia. He came to Ghana again on August 20, this year on transit to Dubai.
The suspect disclosed that the other ATM cards were for his business partners in Dubai.
He said he was a businessman who plied his trade in Dubai, China, Nigeria and Ghana and denied any links to fraudulent activities
The cards are to be submitted to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) today for further investigations.
Aminou also had in his possession $12,000 and a list of the various PIN numbers of some of the ATM cards.