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Single arrest warrant issued for Phuket ATM hackers

Single arrest warrant issued for Phuket ATM hackers

PHUKET: Despite it being announced yesterday (Aug 30) that arrest warrants would be sought for more than one suspect wanted in connection with the Government Savings Bank (GSB) ATM hacking incident which saw B12 million withdrawn for several GSB ATM machines across the country, only one was issued by the court.

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By Darawan Naknakhon

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 06:42PM


Rustam Shambasov seen at the security check at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Aug 8. Photo: Phuket Tourist Police

Rustam Shambasov seen at the security check at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Aug 8. Photo: Phuket Tourist Police

Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Superintendent Col Saman Chainarong, who is overseeing the hacker investigation in Phuket, confirmed today (Aug 31) that Phuket Provincial Court issued a single arrest warrant for 29-year-old Russian national Rustam Shambasov yesterday after presenting evidence to the court.

Rustam is now wanted for theft but he left Thailand heading for Moscow on Aug 8.

“From our investigation we learned that Rustam Shambasov came to Phuket on July 14 and on July 15 he hacked ATMs in Phuket. He then hacked ATMs in different provinces on various dates,” Col Saman said.

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“The group robbed more than B12 million from GSB ATMs in Phuket, Phang Nga, Surat Thani, Petburi and Bangkok in July,” he added.

Senior Adviser to the Royal Thai Police and former Commander of Region 8 Police Gen Panya Mamen told Thai media today that there are two more foreign suspects involved in the case and that officials are gathering more information so that arrest warrants can be issued. However, he could not disclose any further details about the suspects.

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