4 nabbed in bid to buy gadgets using forged credit cards

SHARJAH — The Criminal Investigation Department of the Sharjah Police on Tuesday arrested three men and a woman of Turkish nationality who were allegedly trying to go on a shopping spree for electronic gadgets from outlets in various emirates using forged credit cards.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Wed 14 Sep 2011, 11:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:54 AM

The gang members were arrested red handed while trying to purchase a large number of mobile phones and other electronic items from one of the popular electronic outlets.

A CID officer said the police received a tipoff from a source about the gang. The police formed a team of officers who with in a short time managed to identify the suspects and their location.

The team laid a trap in coordination with one of the targeted outlets whose manager informed the police about the arrival of the suspects. The police arrested two men and the woman.

During interrogation they confessed that they had brought the credit cards from a foreign country under the guidance of someone living in Dubai. The police in coordination with the Dubai Police arrested the fourth suspect.

The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution.

Colonel Mohammed Rashid bin Bayat, Director of the Investigation and Search Department of the Sharjah Police, is working hard to control such types of crimes.

The police recently managed to arrest several members of a gang who came from a foreign country to commit frauds which would badly affect the economic development of the country by causing huge losses to trade and commerce.


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