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The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) on Monday apprehended a Sri Lankan national suspected of using fraudulent ATM cards to withdraw cash from ATM machines in the capital, just mere minutes before he boarded a plane to leave the country at Brunei International Airport, Borneo Bulletin reported.

According to a press statement from the RBPF, the Commercial Crime Investigation Division of CID acted swiftly on a report lodged by a bank late Monday afternoon after their ATM machines were found to have retained two counterfeit ATM cards.

The concerned bank discovered that the suspect had successfully withdrawn cash from their ATM machines several times before his cards were retained. He was identified through CCTV footage, as well as information gathered through interviews with members of the public and cooperation with other agencies.

A laptop, card writing device, and several fraudulent ATM cards were among the items seized by Commercial Crime Investigation Division.

The suspect was brought to court yesterday, January 30 and was charged under Section 474 with Section 467 of the Penal Code Cap 22, for the possession of ATM cards. The suspect was placed under two weeks remand for further investigation.

The RBPF urges the public to be alert when using ATMs and to regularly monitor their banking activities for any suspicious transactions. (The Borneo Post)

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  • Yuri Thursday, 31 January 2013 04:26 AM

    is he Sri Lankan or Tamil ?

    Bandara Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:00 AM

    it goes as a Sri Lankan. Bringing shame to country. via DM Android App

    MirakRajBanda Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:11 AM

    Shame of Sri Lanka goes beyond border. This is the reaction of failed economy at home.
    This can be felt at any airport you go with Sri Lankan passport.
    Wake up government!!!!

    Kondebandapucheena Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:05 AM

    If he is a Srilankan National no matter if he is a Tamil or Sinhalese

    Kodithuwakkuarachchi Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:14 AM

    Ape minissu thanikara kelenne pissu....

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:01 AM

    enjoy the free food and lodging.

    gOBBAYA Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:33 AM

    Yes Sir,

    gOBBAYA Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:37 AM

    You are so right!.

    lal Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:06 AM

    Nothing to do with economy in Sri Lanka. This fellow is a criminal. I suspect he is a sinhala man but stealing on behalf of LTTE and sending money to Prabhakaran.

    Ranga Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:25 AM

    Why? You want to talk to him in Tamil and get the technology behind?

    Muhandiram Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:46 AM

    If he got caught in Saudi, he would probably get his hand chopped.

    Laminate Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:42 PM

    Yuri, both are same.....

    ranjit chandrasekera Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:49 PM

    Please name and shame him. when a person caught stealing a coconut to feed the starving family his or her name is all over media. Why not this person?


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