Seven Pakistanis arrested, between Naples and Caltanissetta, for financing terrorism with fake credit cards and related suspicious transfers
The Finance Police a Naples carried out, between the Neapolitan capital (Borgo Sant’Antonio Abate and Sanità area) and the province of Caltanissetta, in Sicily, a precautionary custody measure in prison issued by the investigating judge of Naples against 7 Pakistani suspects for possession and manufacture of false identification documents and receiving stolen goods.
An investigation was launched from the monitoring of suspicious transactions in the context of preventing the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing. The GDF analyzed the accounts held by non-EU citizens from Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, China and Kyrgyzstan, verifying that liquidity contributions had been made to their respective accounts with many top-ups of 345 foreign credit cards, issued in the US and Canada, in the name of unsuspecting account holders.
Periodic top-ups were followed by transfers to financial relationships abroad, made out to persons of Arab origin, mainly destined for Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The production and use of at least 30 false identity documents for opening current accounts in various European countries also emerged, with photos of the Pakistanis under investigation and the personal data of other people.