Police arrest 178 in global credit card scam
European and US authorities have arrested 178 people in connection with a global credit card scam worth over 20 million euros.
Police in fourteen countries participated a two-year investigation, initiated in Spain where police have discovered 120,000 stolen credit card numbers and 5,000 cloned cards, arrested 76 people and dismantled six cloning labs.
The detainees are also suspected of armed robbery, blackmail, sexual exploitation and money-laundering, the police said.
(Reporting by Itziar Reinlein; Writing by Tracy Rucinski; Editing by Matthew Jones)