The joint teams of the Cyber Crime Unit of the Special Crime Investigation Directorate of the Bali Regional Police and the Buleleng City Police Sector arrested two Bulgarian citizens with the initials BG and MBS on Saturday (16/9) for allegedly installing skimming equipment onto an ATM in the Lovina area. They were immediately taken to the Directorate of Investigation Special Crimes of the Bali Regional Police to undergo the examination, as reported by Nusa Bali.
The perpetrators allegedly installed a skimming device on an ATM machine that reads and copies customer data. “These two people are the role of couriers who install skimming equipment at ATM machines,” explained Head of Cyber Crime Unit of Special Crime Investigation Director, Kompol I Wayan Wisnawa on Sunday (17/9).
He said an investigation was still on going to uncover the network of the two perpetrators. “The alleged perpetrators are part of an international network and have something to do with other actors who have been arrested in Sukawati, Gianyar and other places,” he continued.
From the provisional information, the two perpetrators admitted coming to Bali and committing the crime. However, Police Commissioner Wisnawa is suspicious of how long both of the suspects been in Bali, as they appear to know the roads well and drive themselves. “We’re still searching for his passport to find out how long they have been in Bali,” said Wisnawa.
Evidence that was confiscated included one ATM skimming tool, mobile phones along with some phone cards, ATM cards, passports, and tens of millions of rupiah in cash.