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* Five Russians arrested in Sri Lanka over ATM scam
Mon, Nov 19, 2012, 12:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka police have arrested five Russian nationals on Sunday in Colombo over their involvement in a major credit card scam.

Police spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prishantha Jayakody said the Russians 250 forged credit cards with them when they were arrested.

The suspects had over US$ 25,000 in their possession and that they had allegedly withdrawn Rs. 2.1 million from local ATM machines using fake credit cards, the spokesman said.

The Russians also had various equipment, including laptops in their possession, which were used in the credit card scam.

Investigation has found the Russians had carried out the scam with accomplices in Cambodia and Vietnam, Xinhua news agency reported.

The suspects have been produced before the magistrate and were remanded until November 30.



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