Three more Chinese nationals of ATM fraud case arrested

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Three more Chinese nationals of ATM fraud case arrested

KARACHI: The Chinese group has been found involved in the ATM skimming fraud case in the Karachi city. Few days ago Security Agencies had arrested few Chinese nationals from the city and upon their identification few more Chinese nationals involved in the fraud have been arrested.

Three more Chinese nationals were arrested Sunday on suspicion of ATM skimming, the latest in a series of arrests linked to an organised gang behind a major electronic bank fraud in the city.

Police said the three men were caught red-handed trying to install a skimming device on an ATM in the upscale Defence Housing Authority (DHA) locality, only hours after a similar arrestfrom the Tipu Sultan Road area.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Clifton Asad Aijaz told reporters that a skimming device was seized from the arrested suspects, as well as Rs0.23million stolen from ATMs of different banks.

Two other suspects managed to flee, said the senior police official.

But,after receiving information from the arrested foreigners, police later recovered over 150 automated teller machine cards and arrested a fourth suspect who is currently being investigated. [image: a sample image] [image: a sample image] [image: a sample image][image: a sample image][image: a sample image][image: a sample image]

"These [suspects] are not just a few individuals...they are part of an organised gang," said SP Aijaz.

He said the arrested foreigners had legally entered Pakistan on business visas. [image: an image]

The police informed that three accomplices of the suspect managed to escape <link>

Earlier today, the police arrested a Chinese national from Tipu Sultan Road for his alleged involvement in ATM skimming fraud.

An ATM skimming device and Rs0.65million were recovered from the suspect’s possession, the police said, adding that three accomplices of the suspect managed to escape.

On January 10, police had arrested two Chinese nationals for their alleged involvement in ATM skimming fraud.

It was learnt that the arrested foreigners were seen suspiciously doing the rounds of an ATM booth on Karachi's Abdullah Haroon Road for the past three days.