Hong Kong man with 571 card-skimming devices arrested at Manila airport

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A Hong Kong man and his 571 card-skimming devices have been seized at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila.

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The skimming devices were found in a checked-in bag owned by the as yet unnamed man.

NAIA District Collector Edgar Macabeo issued a Warrant of Seizure and Detention (WSD) on the 571 skimming devices.

Seized were a pouch with 199 devices for One Time Password (OTP) and 38 SIM cards – another punch contained 173 pieces of OTP and 22 SIM cards – a third pouch contained 199 pieces of OTP and 42 SIM cards.

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The man was arrested and will face charges in violation of Republic Act 8484 (the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998) – and also will Section 2505 (Failure to Declare Baggage) and 2350F (Forfeiture) and 3601 (Unlawful Importation of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines).

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