THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Russians arrested in Phuket with fake ATM cards

PHUKET: Two Russian men were arrested in Kamala on fraud charges yesterday (Sept 15) after police discovered the men using fake ATM cards in Patong and Kamala. Police seized more than 400 unused cloned electronic cards in a subsequent search of the men’s hotel room in Patong.

Russiancrimetourismpolice
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 16 September 2016, 10:08AM


Kamala Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Chokdee Mabangyang and Region 8 Police led by Lt Col Prawit Engchuan presented the men – named by police as Russian nationals Evgenii Zavialov, 27, and Pavel Ryzhankov, 33 – at a press conference at Kamala Police Station yesterday.

Presented as evidence seized in the making the arrests was B5,000 cash, six ATM cash withdraw transaction receipts from Krungsri Bank, 48 fake electronic cards, a notepad containing ATM card numbers with corresponding PIN codes and 427 unused electronic cards with no serial numbers.

Police also seized one Acer tablet, Sumsung notebook, skimming equipment and other items.

The men were arrested at a police checkpoint in Kamala at 2pm after local police were alerted that the suspects were heading their way.

EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019

“An investigation team from the Provincial Police received a tip-off that two foreigners, both white males, on a black-and-red Yamaha motorbike with license plate number “1 KorChor 3288” were travelling around using fake ATM cards at several ATMs in Patong and Kamala,” Col Chokdee explained.

“Police were told the two men had just left the Patong area and were heading to Kamala,” he added.

“ So we set up a checkpoint waiting for them. Officers signalled for the men to stop when they approached the checkpoint. We found them in possession of 43 fake ATM cards and B5,000 cash,” Col Chokdee said.

“Police later searched a room at the Royal Prince Residence in Patong, where officers discovered 427 cloned electronic cards, skimmer machines, a computer tablet and other evidence,” he said.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Kurt | 17 September 2016 - 12:02:59

Well, may we expect that the presumed criminals are not arrested after their first 'foreign crime'?

RTP should intensify contacts with Interpol , FBI and other international agencies.
Than they have more chance to intercept these criminals upon arrival in Thailand instead of hunting them down after crime committing in Thailand.

Crime fighting is international fighting today. Yes?

Ed Sanders | 16 September 2016 - 23:42:51

Good catch, and a rare thumbs up to the police.  These guys are complete scumbags and deserve everything coming their way.  I also agree that prison sentences need to be increased for these slime bags, as they are attracted here because there are minimal consequences for their crimes...if the ever get caught.

peter rawai | 16 September 2016 - 11:34:19

To many foreign criminals here,Increasing the prison sentences would help reduce the amount of them, they are the scum of the earth and need to be sent a message they will not forget

samantha | 16 September 2016 - 10:17:07

I think you need to more heavily screen Russians. Maybe a special queue at immigration or special visa which factors in the cost of allowing them to enter and commit crime which ends up costing all of us money.

Why should we have to pay for the bad behaviour of Russians?

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

Very Good! Pity that Nobel Price regulations not able to cancel/take back a Nobel Price. Perhaps wi...(Read More)


Phuket man nabbed with over 52,000 ya bah pills, ya ice

Many coffee shops closing down,rules of selling weed getting stricter.They are tolerant towards soft...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

Dekas,you nailed it ! Whenever i thought it can't get any lower here,the one person comes up and...(Read More)


Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

It is usually a terrible mistake to use role models to promote progressive agendas. It usually back...(Read More)


Weather warning for Phuket remains in effect

Hardly any rain last few days, and almost no wind. Strange weather report. So, how are things going ...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

@ Wiesel, I love Thailand and the thai people. I not like thai officials incompetence, lack of law ...(Read More)


Phuket man nabbed with over 52,000 ya bah pills, ya ice

Pascale, like me, you could have seen BBC World and CNN about the Dutch tolerance, and thai visitors...(Read More)


Wildlife officials arrest slow loris tout at Bang Tao Beach

7 RTP officers ( in office) on a slow loris case. A case brought up mostly by others ( tourists) as ...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

@DEK, so, it is not a campaign against officials, they campaign against themselves all the time, you...(Read More)


Finances blamed for Phuket DJ suicide

@ DEK, understand many jobs gone/going due to the official regimental small thinker tourist approach...(Read More)