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2 Chinese men arrested in Pak for ATM skimming: police

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Two Chinese nationals were arrested today for allegedly involving in in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, officials said.

The arrested foreigners were seen suspiciously doing rounds of booths on Karachi's Abdullah Haroon Road.

Local shop-keepers stopped the duo and handed them over to police, Geo TV reported.

Officials also confirmed that the two foreigners have been involved in skimming, it said.

"We have recovered ATM devices from both the suspects," of Police Saddar said.

"They had come to detach devices from the ATM machines," Naeem added.

In March last year, two Chinese nationals were arrested by a Pakistani enforcement agency for ATM skimming fraud, Dawn newspaper reported.

Fraudsters use different techniques to steal a person's PIN code for accessing the in an account.

has witnessed a rapid increase of Chinese nationals in the country in recent years due to many Beijing- funded infrastructure development projects and joint ventures under the USD 50 billion China-Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Some Chinese expatriates, however, have been found involved in criminal activities such as fighting and fraud, Pakistani said in December.

The matter was discussed at a joint working group meeting of the home department of province and a senior Chinese in the country in December.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:55 IST