Cops Nab Ferraris And Lambos From Online Bank Fraud Gang

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

Video Credit: CEN

This is the moment cops seize a fleet of luxury cars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens from a gang of suspected fraudsters who allegedly stole customers bank details online.

The scenes were recorded by the police in the city of Leon, in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato during a raid on eleven homes owned by a gang of suspected hackers and internet fraudsters.

The General Prosecution confirmed that eight people were arrested in the raids which saw 34 luxury cars, seven high-end motorbikes, weapons and drugs were all seized. The drugs seized have not been specified in reports.

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Pictures Credit: CEN & CEN/@FGRMexico

In the video, officers in balaclavas can be seen pulling up plastic sheets to reveal the luxury cars, including Ferarris, Lamborghinis, McLarens and a BMW.

Official sources said in a press statement that the investigation started thanks to an anonymous report they received warning them about an apparent gang of online fraudsters operating in the area.

Cops also found safe boxes in the houses stuffed with cash, but the exact amount has not been revealed.

A judge specialised in the Control of Investigation Techniques and Communication Intervention was in charge of authorising the raids which were carried out by dozens of federal officers.

The gang allegedly leaked information of citizens bank account information in order to steal from them.

Six men and two women were arrested without resistance, according to official sources.

The suspects and the seized material were sent to the Federal Public Ministry specialised in the investigation of organised crime, who will resolve the judicial situation of the suspects.

Local media reported that this is the most important seizure by federal forces in Guanajuato, one of the states with the highest level of violence in the country.

During the first three months of this year, 947 cases of homicides are under investigation in the state, with 8,493 murders having been committed in Mexico as a whole.

Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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