Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police (DB) has arrested seven members of a fraudulent customs officer by opening WhatsApp on a foreign number. The arrested are Nigerians John Joseph and Emeka Yurik, Lata Akhter, Ayesha Akhter, Habibur Rahman, Ashraful Islam and Al Amin.
They were arrested on Saturday (March 7th) from a house in the Bordghat area of Khilkhet. Later, when they were sent to the court, the court granted remand to the male accused for 5 days and to the women for 3 days.
ADC Ashrafullah, in-charge of the web-based crime investigation team of the DB’s Cyber and Special Crime Division, who led the operation, told Bhorer Kagoj Live that they were arrested on March 3 after investigating a case (No. 6) filed under the Digital Security Act at Banani Police Station. For a long time, they used to open WhatsApp on foreign numbers and identify themselves as foreign nationals. Later, in the name of sending huge prizes and grants, he used to extort lakhs of rupees from the common people in the name of customs officials. 14 mobile phones, 20 SIM cards, Tk 99,000 and 6 ATM cards of different banks were seized from them.
Source: Bhorer Kagoj by www.bhorerkagoj.com.
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