Vol. 5 Num 701 Sat. May 20, 2006  

Two more credit card racketeers arrested

Police arrested two more members of an international racketeers' syndicate, along with seven credit cards of a local bank, during a raid on Motijheel, Sutrapur and Pallabi areas in the city on Thursday.

The arrestees are Yusuf Kabir and Abdus Sattar who admitted that they used to buy products from different shops in the city and swindle the shopkeepers out of money with these credit cards, said a press release of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

An investigation by the Detective Branch (DB) police revealed that an international racketeers' syndicate have been cheating people out of a huge amount of money with the credit cards issued by a section of corrupt officials of the bank.

On May 15, DB police also arrested two members of the gang, along with three credit cards, two passports, two sets of spectacles worth Tk 26,000, and a receipt for credit card payment.

Hunt is going on to arrest other members of the syndicate, said the press release.