Police in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, has reported that a woman identified as Halima Juma, was arrested with 23 ATM cards allegedly tucked inside her private parts.
According to k24TV the 23-year-old was suspected of stealing money from bank users after illegally obtaining their ATM cards.
She was arrested on Tuesday at a bank ATM gallery in Mbagala area of Dar es Salaam when a bank official saw her use different ATM cards of the same bank to withdraw money from ATMs.
“After being busted, Halima, a resident of Chalinze, tried to escape, but she was cornered by the bank’s security guards, who handed her over to police,” the medium reported.
“A body search conducted on her yielded 23 ATM cards that had been hidden in her private parts.”
“The cards were of nine different banks, including Equity, Diamond Trust Bank, CFC Stanbic, NBC, CRDB (the country’s leading bank), NMB, Amana, Posta and ACB”.
The Police boss at Dar es Salaam region, Lazaro Mambosasa, confirmed the incident.
He stated that Halima was caught on several surveillance cameras entering different ATM rooms, and withdrawing large sums of money using the different ATM cards.
The police boss claimed that the suspect has confessed to being part of an ATM cards-theft syndicate.
Halima said the syndicate did not involve any of the country’s bank employees and investigations are on the way.