Two Nigerians and four Chinese nationals have been arrested by police Thailand over electronic card-related thefts. Thailand Police Economic Crime Suppression Division deputy commander Pol Colonel Papatdech Ketpan revealed this on Thursday saying the suspects were apprehended for two separate electronic card-related thefts in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital.
On Tuesday, two Nigerian men Laouari Hassane Babale and Awaisou Ibrahim, both aged 38 were arrested in possession of 215 ATM cards issued by Nigerian banks and Bt34,200 cash.
Police initially nabbed Babale, along with 16 ATM cards, while he was trying to withdraw cash in the Nana area of Sukhumvit. A subsequent search at his hotel room found his alleged accomplice, Ibrahim, with the remaining cards and cash.
The pair confessed to bring ATM cards belonging to others to withdraw money in Thailand, Papatdech said.
Also on the same day, the Chinese men, who are accused of using fake credit cards in city malls, were arrested at a hotel in Bangkok’s Huai Kwang district. They were identified as Huang Kun, 31, Zhao Biaoyi, 33, Yi Weifeng, 37, and Lang Dagong, 28.
Police also seized nine fake credit cards, 22,700 Yuan (Bt113,500) in cash, two skimmer devices and three computer notebooks.