02:29 PM, March 02, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:24 PM, March 02, 2016

Foreigners under scanner after ATM scam

Foreigners dwelling in Bangladesh now under scanner in light of exposure of a German citizen being involved in the recent ATM scam. Photo: TV Grab.

Foreigners living in Bangladesh are now under the scanner following the arrest of a German citizen in connection with the recent ATM scam.

“After involvement of a German was found in ATM scam, we are keeping a close eye on them,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said today.

“There are many foreign nationals involved in many activities in our country such as non-government organisations, garments, businesses etc,” he added.

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A German citizen, Thomas alias Piotr Szczepan Mazurek, and three bank officials  were arrested over the scam where Tk 20 lakh was swindled out from ATM booths in Dhaka.

In recent development, the German spilled names of 50 individuals and institutions, that includes hotels, restaurants and musicians, involved with the scam.