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FIA busts gang of scammers

by Pakistan Latest News Update

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) Cybercrime Cell has busted a gang of alleged scammers on whom the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had supplied a reward of as much as $15,000 every for his or her alleged involvement in a financial institution theft in New York in 2016.

“The FIA officials received information that someone was tampering with an ATM machine in Lahore,” an FIA official informed The Categorical Tribune.

The investigation company constituted a staff comprising SHO Najeebullah Niazi, SIs Yasir Ramzan and Shafqat Ehsan, ASI Maqbool and HC Khurram Riaz which arrested accused Waqar Ghumman red-handed tampering with a financial institution’s ATM machine.

Ghumman’s arrest helped the FIA seize different suspects.

First the accused denied that he had companions in crime, however later admitted it.

Following the plan designed by the FIA to make different arrests, Ghumman made a telephone name to his colleague Mohsin Zamir pretending that he was admitted to a hospital attributable to his deteriorating well being and wanted his assist.

Zamir, first despatched one Saleem for affirmation of Ghumman’s admission to the hospital.

As, Saleem entered the hospital, the FIA officers arrested him.

Then Saleem made the telephone name to Zamir and gave him a inexperienced sign to come back to the hospital to inquire after the well being of Ghumman.

After some time, Zamir additionally reached the hospital the place the FIA apprehended him.

Later, the officers visited the place the place the accused used to commit fraudulent actions and took into possession Rs250,000, a pistol, 50 ATM playing cards and different gear.

Speaking to The Categorical Tribune, FIA Cybercrime Cell Director Abdur Rab termed the arrests a giant achievement of the company.

“No doubt there are complaints that amounts are deceivingly withdrawn through ATM machines. The FIA officials with their dint of efforts day and night succeeded to cope with that to a large extent,” he stated.

He additionally confirmed that the FBI had supplied a reward of as much as $15,000 every on Ghumman and Zamir for data resulting in their arrests for his or her alleged involvement in an armed financial institution theft which occurred on January 8, 2016 in Tonawanda, New York.

Later, each the accused returned to Pakistan.

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