Sri Lanka CID busts a credit card racket, arrests four

Apr 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested four suspects involved in a major credit card fraud operation.

The suspects were arrested with all part of the scam, from different areas in the country yesterday.

The sleuths discovered the scam based on a large number of complaints received from three commercial banks regarding fraudulent transactions at fuel stations.

The suspects have used local and international credit card information for transactions at fuel stations in Colombo, Ratmalana, Peliyagoda and Ja-ela areas.

CID officers have monitored the fuel stations in these areas over the last few days and arrested two suspects who were residents of Beruwela and Ratmalana. Another suspect, a resident of Trincomalee was arrested in Ratmalana.

Another suspect who was hiding in the Kalawanchikudi area was arrested by the police yesterday, local media reported.

The suspects have been detained by the police and the CID is continuing investigations.

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