8 arrested for fraud, online dating scam in South Africa as FBI, Interpol bust Nigerian crime syndicate preying on widows and divorcees

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8 arrested for fraud, online dating scam in South Africa as FBI, Interpol bust Nigerian crime syndicate preying on widows and divorcees

The Nigerian leaders of the syndicate

Eight members of a transnational organised crime syndicate originating from Nigeria were arrested by the Hawks and US law enforcement in a massive operation in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday, October 19. 

 

The suspects aged between 33 to 52 were arrested for Internet scams, money laundering and international-wide scale financial fraud in Cape Town.

 

Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said the operation involved the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI), United State Secret Service (USSS) Investigations, Interpol and with assistance from the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit, Crime Intelligence (CI), K9, National Intervention unit, Special Task Force (STF), Tactical Operations Management Section (TOMS), Criminal Record Centre and Cape Town Metro police.

 

8 arrested for fraud, online dating scam in South Africa as FBI, Interpol bust Nigerian crime syndicate preying on widows and divorcees

 

Mogale said the operation was initiated based on the Mutual Legal Assistance from Central Authorities of the United States of America that was…



Source: Linda Ikeji

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