Cloned Credit Cards Lands Man From Hong Kong Into Trouble With Cops

KOTA KINABALU: A man who had some 817 cloned credit cards with him, was arrested upon arrival at the airport here early Thursday.

The 35-year-old man arrived from Hong Kong just after midnight, and was nabbed at about 1.25am.

According to police sources, the man was detained by airport security personnel after they detected something suspicious in his bag pack after it was scanned.

Upon inspection, they found the credit cards in a box inside.


Ramli Din, the Sabah Police Commissioner confirmed the arrest but declined to elaborate, except say: “We are still investigating.

Meanwhile, two gangs involved in robberies and vehicle thefts in Penampang and the surrounding areas, have been crippled with the arrest of eight members and the recovery of motorcycles and laptops.

The members of Geng Ayah Rul and Geng Saudara, aged 19 to 27, who are all believed to be drug addicts as well, were arrested in Kg Baru Luyang, Putatan and Penampang town in a series of raids between Nov 6 and 8.

Deputy Superintendent Rosley Hobden, the Penampang police chief, said that apart from house break-ins and motorcycle thefts, the gangs were also involved in other robberies.

Police seized four stolen motorcycles, laptops and wallets, all valued at more then RM40,000, in the raids.

He said at least 12 cases of house break-ins, motorcycle thefts and robberies committed this year could be solved with the arrest of the gang members.

The suspects have been remanded for week to assist in investigations.