Nigerian in ATM skimming nabbed in Angeles City

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — The Angeles City Police arrested a Nigerian national believed to be involved in ATM skimming during an anti-illegal drugs operation in Barangay Balibago, Angeles City, Friday morning (April 6).

Chinedu Umeanwe y Innocent a.k.a. Brook, Nigerian national, 26 years old, single and a programmer/website designer was arrested by joint operatives of Angeles City Police Drug Enforcement Unit and Criminal Investigation and Detection Team-Angeles City during a buy-bust operation conducted at Unit 6, Great Frontier Apartment, #925, Laguna St., Mt. View, Barangay Balibago, Angeles City.

Confiscated from Umeanwe’s possession were four pieces of small heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, three pieces Php.1000.00-bill marked money, one unit Dell laptop, one (1) unit magnetic stripe card reader and twenty-one pieces VIP cards allegedly used in ATM skimming.

Charges for Violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) were already filed against the suspect and coordination with the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is being done for verification of the suspect’s status as he may be involved in an international syndicate engaged in ATM card fraud.

Meanwhile, suspect is yet to be filed charges for violation of Republic Act 8484 (Anti-Fraud) pending the results of investigation conducted by the PNP Cybercrime Group.