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Gang involved in fake credit, debit cards busted

By Our Correspondent 2018-04-04
RAHIM YAR KHAN: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials arrested ringleaders of a gang involved in making fake credit and debit cards on Tuesday.

A team, comprising FIA Cyber Crime Unit Assistant Director Muhammad Usman, Inspector Abdul Ghafoor, Sub-Inspector Aashir Aroon, Tanvir and Sarfraz, arrived here from Lahore early in the morning.

It raided a house near Sadiq Branch Canal to arrest the ring leader of the gang, Junaid Arain, but he escaped. The FIA officials chased his vehicle and arrested him some distance from his residence. The team arrested the second ring leader,Sohail Aslam, from another house.

The officials also raided Dari Sanghi, Trust Colony Chowk and other areas of the city to arrest five other alleged members of the gang, including Waseem, Khalid Sanghi, on indication of the arrested suspects but they managed to escape.

The FIA team recovered dozens offake credit and debit cards, ATM card-making machine and other devices from the suspects. According to the police sources, the gang used the fake credit cards mostly for foreign currency transactions.

The FIA took the suspects to Lahore for further investigation.

Police spokesperson Zeeshan Randhawa confirmed the arrival of the FIA team and its report at police station B-Division.