Thursday, May 09 2013 @ 01:57 pm EDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
During the operation, two Panamanians, a man and a woman, were arrested at a residence in Santa Librada, San Miguelito.
The PN and the DA’s Office found: 27 cloned cards, 70 envelopes with what seems to be marijuana and 54 5.56mm caliber ammunition, which are used in M-16 rifles, 134 22 caliber ammunition and 6 38 caliber ammunition.
During the raid they also found modern equipment used to print the cards, a magnetizing machine and color ink cartridges.
The network of counterfeiters, who operated in the capital city, is composed of foreigners. They M.O. consisted in withdrawing money from ATMs with cloned cards, according to the chief of operations of the DIJ, Bolivar Medina.
These scammers, according to Medina, were being monitored for several months.
So far in 2013, the DIJ has conducted about four operations to dismantle several gangs involved in the cloning of cards.
The organizations dedicated to this felony usually use readers and cameras to read the password of the cards. (Siglo)