In the house the Guardia Civil found magnetic strip readers, two computers with programmes set to manipulat the data found on the magnetic strips, various micro cameras to copy the credit card PIN numbers, numerous credit cards, an imitation gun, portable computers, DVD readers, a complete workshop with all sorts of hardware and tools necessary for their criminal activities and other effects and documents. The detainees, who have been taken into custody, also had a supply of cards prepared with the logo and colours of a well known bank on the island.
The Guardia Civil said that the cloning of credit cards is one of the criminal activities which is on the rise, aided by new technology.
Their subsequent fraudulent use brings the perpetrators a lot of money.
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