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Gang nabbed at border post

Police yesterday arrested on the country’s northern border a gang of three men wanted by Interpol in connection to bank fraud committed in at least two European countries. The three men, aged 37, 36 and 28, were arrested as they attempted to cross into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) at the Evzonoi checkpoint. The two suspects were spotted in the car while the 37-year-old man had been hidden in the trunk, police said. They are alleged to have been running a skimming racket, stealing credit card details from customers at ATM machines before using the information to withdraw money from bank accounts using forged cards. They are believed to have been active since 2005 in Italy and Germany but police did not give a figure regarding how much money is involved. Police said it is the 10th skimming case they have detected in northern Greece over the last 12 months.