Two Chinese nationals arrested in Karachi

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been reported to have arrested two Chinese nationals after a complaint had been lodged by the branch manager of Bank Al Habib, Chartered Accountant Avenue Branch, Karachi against them.

According to an anonymous FIA official, the branch manager complained that the alleged Chinese nationals had attached and detached the skimming device along with a spy camera panel at the branch to capture data of cards being used at the ATM.

The officer further revealed that that the FIA team supervised by Akbar Khan along with banking officials examined the activities of suspected Chinese nationals on CCTV camera of the bank ATM.

The FIA officials stated that the CCTV footage revealed that the suspected individuals could be seen withdrawing the skimming device. Thereafter, FIA cyber crime team and bank staff detained the individuals for interrogation and investigation.

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In light of the evidence, it was concluded that the two Chinese nationals had committed a punishable offence under Sections 3, 4, 13, 14 of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016 read with Sections 420 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code. Hence, a case has been registered against the two individuals namely Zhong Xianquan and Zhong Xianming.


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