Credit card fraud helps finance organised crime, police say

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Police say credit card fraud has become a way for organised crime to fund its illegal drug trade in Sweden.

Swedish Radio spoke to Jan Evensson, chief for Stockholm's regional investigation unit, who says criminals will buy stolen credit card information and then use them to finance their operations.

Credit card theft and fraud have largely replaced the more traditional forms of crime by gangs to get money, namely bank heists and armored car robberies.