Law enforcers in their separate drives have arrested seven people, including five Nigerian nationals, for conning people out of money.
At a press briefing at the headquarters of Bureau of Investigation (PBI) in the city on Wednesday, its Special Super (SS) Ahsan Habib Polash said the fraudsters were arrested from Gazipur, Manikganj and Dhaka on Tuesday, reports UNB.
The foreigner used to lure people with promises of giving prizes or lottery and swindle large money from them, he said.
The arrested Nigerians are Fred Amah Ede, 42, Ezeugo Kelechi Musa, 37, Joshlia Micheal Chukwuka, 36, Okoro Austin Aneto, 30, and Agwah Reginald Ike, 38, while the Bangladeshis are Jewel Rana, 33, and Sahera Begum, 36.
The specialised unit of Bangladesh Police also seized four laptops, 11 local and four foreign SIM cards, modems and bank account receipts and passports.