Chinese national arrested for smuggling card skimming device

Raoul Esperas

Posted at Dec 25 2017 04:29 PM

Several card skimming devices were recovered from Chinese national Wensheng Zeng. Raoul Esperas

MANILA- A Chinese national was arrested by Bureau of Customs operatives Sunday after hundreds of card skimming devices were found in his luggage.

The suspect was identified as Wensheng Zeng from Guangdong, China. 

Zeng, a passenger of China Southern Airline flight CZ 3091, was nabbed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport due to overweight check-in luggage which contained the illegal skimming device complete with a point-of-sales machine to make illegal transactions appear legal.

Customs X-ray inspection team chief Rey Isaias said Zeng was aware of the contents of his luggage. He said Zeng was allegedly asked by a syndicate to smuggle the illegal devices.

Authorities have begun preparing criminal charges against the Chinese national.