Dubai Police bust bank cards racket

Dubai Police bust bank cards racket

Dubai - The suspects got the cards through forged documents


Amira Agarib

Published: Sun 4 Jun 2017, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 5 Jun 2017, 1:23 AM

The Anti-Economic Crimes Department of the Dubai Police arrested a gang involved in procuring bank cards by forging documents. They were being aided by an employee in the bank to carry out their scheme.

Four of the suspects were referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution for more interrogation and investigation.

Colonel Salah Bu Osaiba, director of the Department of Economic Crimes in Dubai Police, said that after receiving information, an undercover police officer from the Anti-Crime Department visited the bank and expressed his keenness to buy the cards - being offered at a lower price. After laying trap, the police arrested the Asian suspects red-handed.
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He added that investigations revealed the defendants were hand-in-glove with a bank employee, who submitted the documents to another bank official concerned assuring him that he had tallied the papers with the originals.

On basis on these documents, the bank issued the accused cards and also opened their accounts. The suspects availed loans based on the cards.
The police seized the documents and cards as well as tools used in the crime.

Colonel Bu Osaiba pointed out that the defendants confessed to their crime and the techniques they used to execute their plan. He called on the members of the society to be cautious when dealing with any advertisements or persons selling cards, especially if they call them from their personal numbers.

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