DHAKA: Five Nigerian citizens were arrested in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital city, on Tuesday (August 08) in connection with fraud and taking money from people through cyber crime.
A team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) detained them after raiding a house at Alamnagar Sugandhya Housing at Hemayutpur area under Tetuljhara union.
The Nigerian citizens were held from a flat at 2nd floor of the three-storied building owned by one Wahid Mia.
On secret information, the PBI team led by additional superintendent of police (ASP) ARM Alif conducted the raid in the house in the afternoon.
At the time, the PBI team also seized four laptops, 11 mobile phones, 20 SIM cards, some pen drives and cash money of Tk. 1, 1900.
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 detainees confessed their involvement in the crime in primary investigation.
BDST: 1940 HRS, AUG 08, 2017