The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police arrested two Turkish nationals today for illegally drawing money using fake ATM cards. They secretly extracted data and PIN code from the ATM cards with the help of a card skimming device.
They were held from Yellow Pagoda Hotel of Jamal, Kathmandu, said the police organizing a news conference.
A special team mobilized from the Investigation Bureau arrested 52-year old Muharim Ujjun and 32-year-old Sailhattin Yaber. They used the card skimming device and hidden camera to elicit the data and PIN code from the ATM card, informed the police.
The police confiscated Rs 3.6 million, 1,700 Euro, 1660 US dollar, and 113 sets of ATM cards, two mobile sets, eight sheets of papers with ATM PIN codes written on them and a Swiss watch worth Rs 2.6 million.
The Investigation Bureau further said tourists from various countries including Bulgaria, Turkey and Romania are found to have been involved in the theft of ATM PIN code and drawing money from various banks in the recent time.
With such crimes on rise, police have boosted up vigil especially on the European tourists, said Director of the Bureau, DIG Nawaraj Silwal.