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Two arrested at airport carrying 36 fake credit cards

Men arrived at Abu Dhabi International Airport intent on Duty Free spending spree.

Two arrested at airport carrying 36 fake credit cards
CRIME TARGET: Abu Dhabi International Airports Duty Free.

Abu Dhabi Police arrested two Asian visitors at the UAE capital's international airport after finding 36 fake credit cards on them.

Police said the cards were to be used to buy valuable items from the airport's Duty free shops, news agency WAM reported.

Colonel Khalid Ahmed Al Hamadi, director of CID at ADP, said "The Organized Crime Section received a tip off about two Asians trying to fly on board one of the Airlines flight and are carrying fake credit cards.

"The police immediately took action to coordinate with security agencies and with Abu Dhabi Airport security Authorities to arrest them."

As soon as they entered the airport, they were thoroughly searched and both of them were carrying 18 forged credit cards.

One was also carrying three expensive watches which he had bought through one of the fake credit cards he was holding, police added.

Both suspects admitted their crime, added police, and their intention to buy items from Duty Free Shops in Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Interpol at the Ministry of Interior are carrying out further investigations, WAM added.

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