Gang fooled its victims into transferring funds into bank accounts across Asia
Dubai Police have arrested a 25-member gang that specialised in stealing bank accounts from Thailand and other countries in Asia, commander-in-chief Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said on Saturday.
According to Dubai Police, the gang had stolen a total of $3.2 million dollars.
Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, the assistant commandant of criminal affairs at Dubai Police, said that the operation began after the police received information that 24 Thai nationals and a Taiwanese co-conspirator had formed a gang that was involved in fraud in corruption in Thailand and elsewhere.
The gang was allegedly deceiving victims – all from Thailand or elsewhere in East Asia - into transferring funds to account across the continent.
“Immediately after receiving the information, a team of Dubai police was formed to raid and arrest the gang,” Major General Al Mansouri said.
“After locating their hiding place, which is located in a residential area, our team raided and arrested all members of the gang, consisting of men and women with about 150 smartphones and 40 laptops, as well as some technical devices that helped them commit these kinds of crimes.”
Major General Al Mansouri added that the gang had located itself in a residential area to give the impression that they were a normal family in order to dispel any suspicion.