New York police arrested seven Bangladeshis in connection with a $3 million credit card fraud case.
The seven are identified as Mohammad Rana, 40, Shompa Jaman, 46, Asha Billah, Tanvir Shidhu alias Sunny, 25, Mohsin Khan alias Chacha, 59, ‘Selina’ alias Pocho, 30, Mohammad Hasan, 52.
The seven are part of a group of 30, who were detained after being accused of committing fraud by stealing information from immigrants, reports bdnews24.com.
Those detained were in possession of several dozens of fake credit cards, four ID forging machines, approximately $400,000 in cash, gold bars, five cars bought with stolen money and three firearms, said Queens District Attorney Richard A Brown.
Members of the organised criminal gang had been conducting operations in Queens and nearby areas since April 2015, said Brown.
“The gang would buy gold ornaments and electronics with fake Citibank, Bank of America, Chase and American Express credit cards and sell them off at a low price”, he added.
The others detained are Indian and Pakistani nationals, said New York Police Commissioner James P O’Neill. The deputy leaders Indarjit Singh aka Goya and 24-year old Sonu have also been arrested.
If convicted, the suspects face 25 years in jail and a huge amount of fine, said District Attorney Brown.