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Five Russian nationals arrested by the CID on suspicion over a major ATM card racket involving millions of rupees, were ordered to be remanded till November 30.

The suspects who were arrested in Wellawatte had in their possession 250 fake credit cards, 6 laptops, 2 encoders, Rs. 2.5 million and 5000 Euros in cash.

The Russians had carried out the scam with partners in Cambodia and Vietnam.

The police said that the suspects had more than 25,000 U.S. dollars in their possession withdrawn from ATM machines in Sri Lanka.

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  • Revolted Sunday, 18 November 2012 02:28 PM

    How do these people get visas to this country?

    NBandara Sunday, 18 November 2012 03:26 PM

    Are you sure they are Russians? When an eastern European is caught always they become Russians!

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 18 November 2012 03:27 PM

    CCTV cameras installed in all ATM machines. Difficult get away after doing "SKIMMING".

    Anura Sunday, 18 November 2012 04:39 PM

    What... ? 25,000 U.S. dollars in their possession withdrawn from ATM machines in Sri Lanka. Dailymirror.. Sri Lankans are much more educated than to bring down Lambos. No ATM machines in Sri Lanka has USDs.

    Thamo Sunday, 18 November 2012 04:41 PM

    How does it relate to Tamils? It is because of people like you that our country is in this shape now. Please try not to insult any race. We are all Sri Lankan's and some hi-tech scammers using our hospitality to ruin our country.

    Sonali De Silva Monday, 19 November 2012 08:08 AM

    These people must probably be having locals to help them. Its not easy to rob ATM machines without help either from bank employees or outsiders. Were the Euros and dollars also from the machines? This is strange cos no ATM in any country has foreign currency in them as far as I know. Probably they bought Euros and dollars from the Rs taken from the machines.

    DHA Sunday, 18 November 2012 08:19 AM

    These Bankers hunt down locals when we miss a credit card payment like hawks.....but on the bigger picture they treat foreigners like kings...... end of the day this is what they'll get....

    Public Abilik Sunday, 18 November 2012 08:41 AM

    Wonder which ATM handed out the Euros.. I'm looking for one too..

    Lal Sumanaweera Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:06 AM

    Big question: Which ATM machine stuffed with US Dollars in Sri Lanka?

    KD Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:20 AM

    This needs to be stopped at any cost. Only the selected few of diaspora Tamils are allowed to engage in card scams. It's their birth right.

    Shenesh Monday, 19 November 2012 09:55 AM

    Oh these Russians!!! All these days their women took all the money of the SL men.. Now, men also?? what have they thought of SL?


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