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.