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Spanish police arrest gang accused of credit card cloning

Spanish police arrest gang accused of credit card cloning
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By Mark Armstrong with AP
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Police in Spain say a man arrested as part of an operation against credit card cloning had previously been jailed for helping finance the 9/11 terror attacks

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Police in Spain say they have arrested 19 people involved in cloning credit cards, including a man who had previously been found guilty of helping to finance the 9/11 terror attacks.

The 49-year-old Algerian had served a prison sentence in Spain for using cloned credit cards to help fund the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

The name of the man was not released.

He and another 18 people were detained in an operation in the Spanish capital Madrid.

The authorities said that before the gang was broken up they'd spent half a million euros  (569,000 US dollars) using fake credit cards after cloning authentic cards.

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