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Sumayya Saad, Staff Reporter
A group of different nationalities reported to the police that they had been defrauded by Asians, who had taken out credit cards in their names and took all the money they had, said Brigadier Juma Khalfan Al Muhairi, Deputy Director of Al Raffa Police Station.
“The victims learned about this through letters they had recently received from banks demanding them to pay back the money,” he added.
“The Al Raffa Police Station recorded several reports from people against some others, who seized sums of money in their names from banks,” he said.
Search efforts were immediately intensified and resulted in the arrest of a group of Asians, who used to lure their victims by persuading them to handover their important documents to be able to obtain credit cards and personal loans with certain credit limits, he added.
“The perpetrators then used these cards to take all the victims’ money,” he said.
Al Muhairi stated that the perpetrators were arrested with 96 credit cards, 49 chequebooks and Dhs65,000 in cash in their possession in addition to 22 passports, 21 ID cards, seals of several companies, SIM cards and a number of phones, each of which had the customer number in whose name the credit card was issued.
He pointed out that further investigations led the police to spot the perpetrators and to detect other operations from which huge sums of money were generated from unknown sources.
The perpetrators were immediately arrested and charged with fraud to seize money illegally.
They were remanded in custody pending legal measures and the case was presented to the public prosecution for investigation.
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