|Three Chinese nationals at the police station (Photo: Tuoi Tre)
The three men were identified as Yang Chang Cai, 33, Denh Cong Cong, 29, and Lian Yu, 33, all of whom are from Jiangxi, China.
Of the trio, Yang Chang Cai is considered to be the gang’s leader.
Local police forces first received a tip off about the group’s activities in late August from local people. Residents were reporting that money had been withdrawn from their bank accounts despite not performing any transactions or having their ATM cards stolen.
Investigators discovered that the gang had installed equipment at local ViettinBank ATM booths in order to steal data from unsuspecting customers before using it to produce fake cards.
The suspects were tracked down and arrested at a hotel in the city. Upon performing a search of the scene, police were able to seize 333 fake ATM cards, three electronic devices, and two laptops.
The case is currently under further investigation.