Four foreign nationals arrested over ATM racket involving debit cards

Four foreign nationals arrested over ATM racket involving debit cards

Four foreign nationals arrested over ATM racket involving debit cards

Written by Keshala Dias

28 Dec, 2016 | 11:13 am

The Counterfeit Currency Detection Division of the Criminal Investigations Department of Sri Lanka has made a revelation regarding a large scale racket where PIN numbers of Debit cards are stolen when entered into the ATMs of Private banks.

The revelation was made after four Bulgarians who allegedly stole millions of rupees through such a racket were arrested by police.

The CID said it had been revealed that they had fixed a device to the ATM’ in order to read PIN numbers, adding that initial investigations revealed that the suspects had carried out this racket in India as well.

Police arrested the suspects in an undercover operation in Mirissa on Tuesday December 27.

It is believed that they have stolen five million rupees thus far from a number of ATMs.

Police noted that two Sri Lankans’ were arrested on an earlier occasion for carrying out a similar operation.

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