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04:54 PM, March 02, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:11 PM, March 02, 2016

1000 fake ATM cards seized at Dhaka airport

Customs Intelligence today seized 1000 counterfeit ATM cards at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

These cards were being illegally imported in a parcel from Hong Kong by a courier service, said Moinul Khan, director general (DG) of Customs Intelligence.

The custom intelligence officials made the seizure this morning, a day after a German citizen and three others arrested in connection with the recent ATM scam have disclosed the names of about 40-50 businesses and individuals involved in the gang.

The officials intercepted the parcel while it was being cleared without bill of entry at the airport this morning, said a SMS by the DG. “There is no valid document for the parcel.”

A legal action is under way to find out the culprits, the SMS read.

Earlier on February 12, Eastern Bank Limited detected 21 suspicious card transactions.

A fraudster with a fake EBL card used one of the ATM booths of United Commercial Bank Ltd, triggering the alarm of the UCBL's system. This subsequently led to the unearthing of the gang.

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