Chennai, Nov 1 (ANI): Three Malaysian teenage girls will soon be interrogated by the Interpol over their links to an international fake credit card syndicate based in South India.
The teenagers have returned to Malaysia after graduating in cosmetology courses at colleges in Chennai.
The Chennai police have uncovered their link to a Sri Lankan, believed to be the syndicate mastermind.
The police discovered that while pursuing the courses, the Malaysians were given fake credit cards to purchase expensive goods here. They were paid 5,000 Indian rupees (RM500) for each transaction, The Star reports.
Following a tip-off last week, the police arrested the 25-year-old Sri Lankan, now a Canadian citizen, who spilled the beans on the Malaysian girls who worked for him.
As the girls returned to Malaysia a few months ago, Chennai police alerted Interpol.
Chennai police (special crime division) Deputy Commissioner C. Sridhar told Bernama yesterday that the girls were used by the syndicate leader to purchase jewellery and cellphones worth nearly 5mil rupees (RM500,000).
"Surely, the girls were part of the gang. We are now in the process of ascertaining their actual names, addresses and college names. Once we have this information, we will seek Interpol's assistance to investigate the girls," said Sridhar.
He said that during interrogation, the Sri Lankan told Indian sleuths that his group obtained empty credit cards belonging to Malaysian banks via courier, but did not reveal further details of his Malaysian nexus.
Later, he printed names on the empty cards in his rented house in Porur, located in the suburbs of Chennai. (ANI)