Police in Bangkok on Tuesday, September 27th, arrested two men reportedly from Niger, Laouari Hassane Babale and Awaisou Ibrahim, who were in possession of 215 ATM cards issued by Nigerian banks and Bt34,200 cash, Police Economic Crime Suppression Division Deputy Commanded Pol Colonel Papatdech Ketpan, said on Thursday in a press conference.
They were nabbed using the stolen cards from Nigeria to get cash out of ATMs in the Nana area of Sukhumvit, following a tip off from Kasikorn Bank that "Nigerians were using Nigerian cards" in the Nana area of Sukhmvit.
Police initially caught Babale, 38, at a Kasikorn ATM in Soi 3. He had 18 ATM cards in his
possession. The police raided a hotel room in the area where his accomplice Ibrahim, also 38, was caught with 199 ATM cards and 34, 200 baht in cash. The pair admitted the charges and said they had stolen the ATM cards belonging to others in Nigeria to get cash in Thailand.They were detained and will face prosecution.
Source: The Nation Thailand
Photo: Includes fake credit cards found in the possession of two Chinese men, arrested along with the Niger suspects.