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  • Updated: December 13, 2020

Indian Police Arrest Nigerian, Two Indians For ATM Cloning

Indian Police Arrest Nigerian, Two Indians For ATM Cloning

Police in Pune, India have arrested a 31-year-old Nigerian, Lucas William for cybercrime.

According to the police, William who has been living illegally in the country for six years, was found with two mobile phones, ATM card mount, a pinhole camera, and duplicate debit cards.

The police further reported that Williams allegedly tried to install skimmers in 6 ATMs, but failed.  

Also arrested alongside William are two Indian nationals, Mohammad Akhil Adil Bhorniya and Mohammad Faizal Farukh Chatriwala of Dongri in Mumbai. The pair have been remanded in police custody till December 14 by a local court after finding over 350 cloned ATM cards and other devices with them.

The Hindustan Times reports that a team of cyber police officers went to Nashik and teamed up with local citizens of Nashik to arrest the two.

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Chatriwala has two previous cases against him - one each at Mumbra and Kalwa police stations. He is suspected to have been involved in crimes in other parts of Mumbai, Thane, Himachal Pradesh, Hyderabad, and Gujarat.

The police said that Chatriwala had committed crimes and fled to Dubai through Nepal. He returned to India in December 2019 and was found by Pune cyber crime police in Nashik.

"The police have recovered 359 duplicate cards of various banks, 13 ATM skimmers, 12 micro digital cameras, two walkie talkies, two chargers, two headphones, 15 micro-batteries, 50 data cables, four laptop chargers, four mobile chargers, 11 CDs, 11 small batteries, one mobile phone, one power bank, four electronics circuits, one colour printer, M-Seal sealant, tape, soldering paste and gun," the Hindustan Times report stated.

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