ONE Trinidadian and seven Venezuelan men have appeared before a Tunapuna Magistrate on Monday charged with offences related to card skimming.
The men 23-year-old Jose Gregorio Medina Gonzales, a Trinidadian with dual Venezuelan citizenship, Ricardo Ramiro Garcia Paz, 25, Illam Bracko, 25, Douglas Alberto Gomez Luzardo, 30, Charles Enrique Tarrealba Rodriguez, 32, Ender Nazare De Jesus Baptista Contreras, 35, Fernando Enrique Anzola Salas, 40, and Joaquin Javier Leal Villalobos, 41, were denied bail by a Tunapuna magistrate.
Fraud Squad Automated Banking Machine (ABM) Task Force officers searched a house where the men were staying on Bedassie Street, St Augustine around 9.30 p.m. last Tuesday.
During the search, police said they found items used to make skimming machines and to rig ABMs in order to skim card numbers.
Police also found, three laptops, TT$9,580, US$2,350, marijuana, pinhole cameras with memory cards, Venezuelan passports, identification cards, drivers’ permits and other items.
They was charged by Cpl Trim.
The matter was adjourned to October 21.