"We are investigating what occurred in Surabaya to know whether it is linked with one, two, or three networks," Director of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Jakarta Regional Police Senior Commissioner Nico Afinta noted in Jakarta on Wednesday.
Afinta remarked that investigators of the Jakarta Police had tracked the network that broke into the accounts of bank customers in Java, Bali, and East Nusa Tenggara.
The Jakarta police officers will coordinate with the local police to investigate the allegations of the ATM skimmer network link.
Earlier, members of the Jakarta Police had arrested six members of a syndicate comprising five foreigners from Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary and an Indonesian citizen that broke into the bank accounts of customers.
The perpetrators, identified by their initials as IRL, LNM, ASC from Romania; FH from Hungary; BKV from Bulgaria; and MK from Indonesia, were arrested by officers from different locations.
The international syndicate stole the data of some three thousand customers of 64 domestic and overseas banks in Indonesia.
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