Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has arrested six Nigerians and a South African along with two Bangladeshis for allegedly frauding gullible people into paying them money in exhange of expensive gifts.
A Rab press release identified the arrestees as Udeze Obinna Ruben (42), Ntombikhona Gebuza (36), Ifunanya Vivian Nnawuike (31), Sunday Shederack Ejim (32), Chinedu Moses Nnaji (36), Collims Ifesinachi Talike (30), Chidimma Ebele Eylofor (26), Nahidul Islam, 30 and Sonia Akter, 33.
They were nabbed in overnight drives in Pallabi, Rupnagar and Dakkhin Khan areas of the city , said a press release on Wednesday.
They also recovered eight passports, 31 mobile phones, three laptops, one cheque book, three pen drives, Tk 95,815 in cash from their possession.
The members of the gang have long been cheating the people and embezzle money from them, Rab said.
They first open accounts on social media with fake female identity and build friendship, it said.
Source: United News of Bangladesh