LAHORE - FIA Cyber Crime Circle arrested a young boy allegedly involved in hacking credit cards data and drawing thousands of rupees fraudulently.

These views were expressed by FIA Deputy Director Shahid Hassan while addressing a press conference at his office yesterday.

He said that a piece of information was received that a group of swindlers was operative in the city who used to install spy cams and skimmer devices at different ATM machines. Doing so accused were capturing PIN codes and data of ATM cards of different accounts holders and then used these hacked information for withdrawal of illegal money.

Shahid said that a raiding team was constituted who conducted a raid at Silk Bank Thokar Niaz Baig branch and apprehended Muhammad Irfan red handed when he was busy copying data from the devices.

Raiding team also recovered several credit cards of different Banks and skimmer device and spy cams from his possession, FIA officer said. Irfan told the reporters that he was student of 9th class and basically belonged to Layya a district of South Punjab.

A case has been registered against accused and further investigations are underway.

Meanwhile, Customs Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of Model Customs Collectorate (Preventive), during current month seized smuggled goods worth more than Rs40 million, said spokesman for Customs yesterday.

He said that ASO team headed by Adnan Khan Assistant Collector and comprising Munawar Ahmad Khan superintendent, and Deputy Superintendent Ijaz Rasool Shah have started a campaign against non-duty paid, smuggled goods and vehicles during the month of May, 2016.

The Customs ASO team conducted raids at different parts of the city and seized smuggled non-duty paid goods including cloths, motorcycles parts, fire crackers, auto parts, wrist watches, injections molding machines and vehicles including Honda civic cars, Toyota Land Cruisers and Toyota Mark X.

He said that goods were being smuggled from different countries including Afghanistan, Iran, China and other countries. Most of the goods were seized through land routes including, Peshawar, Sost border and Karachi.

Another Customs officer said that smuggled vehicles were in use of influential but action was taken across the board.

The value of the seized goods and vehicles is more than Rs40 million. Cases have been registered and further investigations are underway.