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* Russian Embassy confirms the arrest of 5 Russians in Sri Lanka over ATM scam
Mon, Nov 19, 2012, 11:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 19, Colombo: Officials of the Russian Embassy in Colombo have met with the five men arrested in Colombo yesterday for stealing money from ATM machines and confirmed that they are Russian nationals.

Sri Lankan police arrested the five Russians on Sunday in Colombo with 250 fraudulently acquired credit cards.

The Embassy has said that Russia is yet to receive official notification from the Sri Lankan authorities concerning the case, RIA Novosti reported.

The Embassy said it is satisfied with the conditions at the jail where the suspects are being held.

The suspects had over US$ 25,000 in their possession and that they had allegedly withdrawn Rs. 2.1 million from local ATM machines using fake credit cards, the police said.

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

Preliminary investigation has found that the Russians had carried out the scam with accomplices in Cambodia and Vietnam.

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