Two Sri Lankan Foreigners Are Arrested After Involved in Private Bank Skimming Crime in Batam

Two Sri Lankan Foreigners Are Arrested After Involved in Private Bank Skimming Crime in Batam

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Batam, Batamnews - Two Sri Lankan foreign nationals, namely ZN (51) and JP (42) were arrested by the Barelang Police Criminal Investigation Unit. Both were arrested for stealing bank data or skimming.

"So the reporter is the Debit Card Fraud Manager of a private bank in Batam," said Head of Criminal Investigation Unit of the Barelang Police, Kompol Reza Morandy Tarigan, Monday (11/10/2021).

Reza continued, initially, the reporter received information from the Monitoring Team that there were transaction activities from 15 ATM cards belonging to customers. However, the suspicious transaction was carried out in the Batam area with a total of Rp. 32.600.000.

The reporter tries to confirm with the customers regarding the transaction. However, the customers never made the transaction in question.

"Feeling that something was wrong, the bank finally reported the incident to the Barelang Police," said Reza.

After that, the Satreskrim members investigated the field and it was true that the crime had occurred and the perpetrator was in the Sei Beduk area.

On Saturday (2/10/2021) at 05:00 WIB, the perpetrator with the initials ZN was arrested while at the ATM Center located at the Tanjung Piayu gas station. After the development was carried out, the perpetrator JP was also arrested on Monday (4/10/2021) at 05:30 WIB, at his house located in Bekasi, West Java.

"Both are recidivists of the same case," continued Reza.

Currently, the police are still hunting for 1 more perpetrator with the initials K, who is a foreign citizen (USA) who has now been designated as a DPO.

For his actions, the perpetrators were snared as referred to in the formulation of Article 46 paragraph (3) in conjunction with Article 30 paragraph (3) and/or Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 11 of 2008 concerning information and electronic transactions.

As amended by the Law of the Republic of Indonesia number 19 of 2016 concerning amendments to the law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 11 of 2008 regarding information and Electronic transactions and/or article 363 paragraph (1) of the 4th Criminal Code Jo Article 55 paragraph (1) 1 of the Criminal Code with a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison, and data theft with a maximum of 7 years in prison.
 

(gea)