Spain: Extensive Credit-Card-Copying Network Dismantled

first_imgBy Dialogo June 16, 2010 A total of 178 individuals from twelve countries have been detained following the dismantlement of an extensive international network that forged credit cards, the Spanish police announced. The members of the network copied credit cards after having obtained their numbers and then withdrew money at ATMs and made purchases in stores, according to a statement by the police. The subgroups within the network’s complex structure, located in each country, “formed a mini-structure within the global framework of the organization and were subject to the overall strategic direction of the leaders at the top,” the police explained. “One hundred seventy-eight individuals have been detained, 84 searches have been conducted, and 11 forgery laboratories have been dismantled, belonging to a network that might have made over 20 million euros from its illicit activities,” the police statement specified. According to the police, the network was not only engaged in cloning credit cards, but also in “robbery, embezzlement, extortion, sexual exploitation, and money laundering.” “In Spain, 76 individuals have been arrested, 120,000 card numbers have been seized, and six laboratories for the cloning of credit cards have been dismantled, as well as a research-and-development laboratory in which 30 altered ATM card readers were found,” the police specified. At the same time, the police said that 30 individuals were detained in France, 16 in Rumania, 16 in Germany, 12 in Ireland, 8 in the United States, 7 in Italy, 4 in Hungary, 3 in Finland, 2 in Australia, 2 in Sweden, and 2 in Greece. However, the police did not specify the detainees’ nationalities.last_img read more

Arsenal eyeing transfer move for Feyenoord star Orkun Kokcu

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 10 Oct 2019 3:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link733Shares Comment Advertisement Kokcu has scored twice for Feyenoord this season (Picture: Getty)The report claims that Feyenoord would consider selling the Dutch-born Turkey Under-21 international for a fee of around £20million.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal are scouring the market for potential midfield reinforcements, with Mesut Ozil reportedly set for the exit door at the Emirates.Unai Emery has been left unimpressed with Ozil’s performances in training and is ready to cut his losses with the German, Arsenal’s top earner on wages of £350,000-a-week. Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu is firmly on Arsenal’s radar (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are reportedly keeping close tabs on Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu.Kokcu, 18, broke into Feyenoord’s first-team last December and has established himself in the side since Jaap Stam took over the reins from Giovanni van Bronckhorst as manager.The teenager notched up three goals and four assists for Feyenoord last season and has twice netted for the Dutch outfit this term, against Hapoel Beer Sheva in the Europa League and versus FC Emmen in the Eredivisie.According to The Daily Mail, Arsenal are closely monitoring Kokcu along with a host of top clubs from across Europe.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Emery: Victory over Bournemouth ‘one more step’ towards consistencyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:48FullscreenEmery: Victory over Bournemouth ‘one more step’ towards consistencyhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-victory-bournemouth-one-step-consistency-2021034/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Ozil has only made two appearances for the Gunners this season and Emery attempted to explain the situation following the side’s win over Standard Liege.‘When I decided he shouldn’t be in the squad it’s because I think other players deserved it more,’ he said.‘He needs to continue working. Tomorrow we have training with the players who didn’t play, and on Sunday we have another match – and we are going to decide the same.‘Our target is to win on Sunday against Bournemouth and we want to carry on our same way in each match.’MORE: Borussia Dortmund made surprise move to re-sign Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp last summer Advertisement Arsenal eyeing transfer move for Feyenoord star Orkun Kokculast_img read more

Travellers dont want to pay for toilets survey

first_imgBusiness travellers on a budget airfare are willing to pay extra for comfort and entertainment, but are less eager to pay more for amenities traditionally included in ticket cost, a survey reveals.When asked for which of the in-flight services they would be prepared to pay more respondents to Corporate Traveller’s online survey voted for extra legroom (33 per cent), seat choice (19 per cent) and comfort packs (11 per cent). Only ten per cent of votes went to paying for toilet facilities and carry-on luggage storage. The privilege of paying for a reading light scored a minuscule three per cent.Corporate Traveller’s National Marketing Manager Chris Preston claimed that generally travellers accept the expansive costs of flying, but still retain certain expectations of flight price inclusions. “There has been plenty of discussion in the travel industry recently about airlines charging passengers for certain on board amenities,” Mr Preston said. “While some of these features or privileges such as seat selection, already are attracting an additional fee on some carriers, passengers don’t seem to like the idea of having to pay extra to use the toilet, turn on a reading light or store luggage in an overhead locker. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2a1a0/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> “These are items passengers expect to be included in the price of an airfare, just like you expect to get linen, soap or a cupboard in most hotel rooms.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.Alast_img read more