Probe on Chinese nationals continues

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

FIVE Chinese nationals were further remanded yesterday as authorities are still investigating their alleged possession of counterfeit ATM cards.

During the proceedings yesterday, prosecuting officer Amiriah Hj Ali told the Magistrates’ Court that they still need to verify with HSBC on the seized cards, send laptops and mobile phones to the IT forensics team for extraction and record further statements from the defendants.

Senior magistrate Hj Nabil Daraina PDH Badaruddin yesterday urged prosecutors to expedite the investigation and finalise the charge against the five men.

The defendants, Zhong Xiaohui, Xie Lirong, Lai Haiyang, Zhong Xiuying and Zhong Jianyuan were arrested last month on June 25 after an HSBC officer filed a police report on counterfeit ATM cards being used on their machine.

The court extended the remand pending further mention of the case on July 18.

The Brunei Times