3 foreigners arrested for faking cards, passports

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Two Pakistanis and a South Korean were arrested for allegedly using electronic cards and passports to rob Pattaya department stores.

Kang Youngwon, 45, Ahmad Rise, 45, and Muhammad Naveed Anwar, 39, were captured while sitting in their Toyota Yaris at North Pattaya’s Tesco Lotus mall Nov. 28. Police found 13 bogus electronic cards and a counterfeit Japanese passport with them.

Police have arrested two Pakistanis and a South Korean for allegedly using electronic cards and fake passports to rob Pattaya department stores.Police have arrested two Pakistanis and a South Korean for allegedly using electronic cards and fake passports to rob Pattaya department stores.

Searching the suspects’ hotel rooms, police uncovered another set of fake electronic cards and passports, card-production equipment and printers.

Security personnel at Kasikornbank, who reported numerous charges made by copied credit and debit cards at several Pattaya-area stores, had tipped off police to the suspects.

All three were charged with counterfeiting passports, producing fake electronic cards, use of fake passports and immigration charges.