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24 foreigners arrested for electronic fraud

  • Written by Jeffrey C. Tiangco
  • Published in Metro
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POLICE arrested 24 foreigners allegedly involved in electronic fraud using fake credit cards after raiding three houses by virtue of search warrant yesterday in Makati City.

Of the arrested foreigners, police said, 15 are Chinese, seven Vietnamese, two Russians who were all detained at the police detention cell and facing violation of Republic Act 8484 also known as the Access Devices Regulation Act (fraudulent cards).

Police report showed that the arrest came after Makati police operatives raided three houses with addresses No. 2170 and 2234 both in  Paraiso St., and  No. 2383 Mabolo St., in Dasmariñas Village, Makati City.

The raid was conducted by virtue of search warrant issued Makati City Regional Trial Court Judge Eugene Paras, of Branch 58.

Senior Supt. Jerry Umayao, chief of Makati police, said the raid was conducted at 10:30 p.m. following positive information about the whereabouts of the suspects who were allegedly also into illegal online gambling.

Umayao said police confiscated assorted credit cards, computers, laptops, cellular phones, router, drones, broadband and dangles being used by the suspects in their illegal operation following the raid.
    
Meanwhile, Las Piñas police arrested live-in partners Mary Anne Balo and Joey Taloso, both 31 years old, resident of Block 35, Lot 7 Phase 1 Cyber Green Sunrise, Gen. Trias, Cavite City allegedly due to their involvement in rent-tangay modus.
    
The two were arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Las Piñas Regional Trial court Judge Phoeve Meer, of Branch 275 due to carnapping charges or violation of Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016.
    
In Parañaque, Jeff Sandoval, a catering service crew, 31, resident of K-1st St., Kamuning, Quezon City was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest issued Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Cristina Javaler Sulit of Branch 140 for violation of RA 9262 or Anti-violence against women and children.
    
Senior Insp. Anthony S. Alising, of Parañaque police warrant and subpoena section who led the suspects’ arrest said the court recommended a P24,000 bail for Sandoval’s temporary liberty.