Five Nigerians were on Tuesday arrested and detained by a team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) after raiding a house at Alamnagar Sugandhya Housing at Hemayutpur area under Tetuljhara union.
Local newspaper, Bangla News 24, reports that the Nigerians were held from a flat at 2nd floor of the three-storied building owned by one Wahid Mia, for alleged fraud and cyber-crime.
Following a tip-off, the PBI team led by additional superintendent of police, ARM Alif, conducted the raid in the house in the afternoon.
After the raid, the police seized four laptops, 11 mobile phones, 20 SIM cards, some pen drives and some cash.
According to the police “The detained Nigerian citizens have been residing in the rented flat for a year. They are members of a syndicate who snaffled a huge amount of money alluring people with fraud.”
ARM Alif said that the Nigerian citizens had been snaffling huge amount of money from common people through cyber crime.
The police also said that the detainees confessed their involvement in the crime in primary investigation.
A few days ago, the FBI cyber-crime squad and IRS agents in New Haven had arrested and charged a Nigerian living illegally in North Carolina with using a computer phishing scheme to steal tax information from thousands of teachers in Connecticut and Minnesota and using the information to collect fraudulent federal tax refunds.
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