Man with 1,000 fake credit cards held


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 11 May 2003

BY BEH YUEN HUI

SEPANG: Police arrested a 30-year-old man and seized 1,000 forged credit cards with a combined credit limit of RM15mil at the KL International Airport on May 2. 

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Abu Bakar Mustaffa told a press conference yesterday the local suspect, believed to be a runner, was departing for Britain when airport workers detected the cards as his hand luggage was going through the scanner. 

“They detained him when they found the cards purportedly issued by Citibank, Standard Chartered and OCBC Bank,” said SAC Abu Bakar. The cards, made in Malaysia, were ready to be embossed and encoded. 

The man, under remand until Tuesday, was paid RM15,000 by a syndicate to deliver 500 fake cards to Britain in February.  

SAC Abu Bakar said police believed the syndicate had been in operation for at least six months. 

He added there could be more arrests as investigations, headed by state commercial crimes chief Supt Latt Mazura Mansor and KLIA senior investigating officer Asst Supt R. Muniandy, were underway.  

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