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15 April 2024

Credit card gang including Lankans busted in Malaysia

By Correspondent

Twenty-eight suspects including 11 Sri Lankans were arrested in Malaysia for withdrawing cash from foreign banks using counterfeit credit cards, the Divaina newspaper has reported.

With the help of Interpol, the Malaysian and Canadian police, after a joint investigation, made these arrests, after a large number of secret withdrawals from automatic teller machines in Malaysia since August 2012.

Four Indians, nine Canadians, and four Malaysians were among the gang in addition to the Sri Lankans, according to media reports.

The mastermind behind the ring is yet to be arrested and said to be a Malaysian while a Canadian citizen of Sri Lankan origin had directed the operation.

533 counterfeit credit cards, laptops, jewellery and currencies of a number of countries were recovered from the suspects by the investigators.