Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members have arrested 14 members of an international cheating gang, including 12 foreigners, from different areas of the city.Lt Commander Shoib, second-in-command of Rab-1, said a team of the battalion arrested two Bangladeshi nationals — Mamun Mukarram, 38, from Mascot Plaza area of Uttara and Sultan Mahmud, 26, from Nikanja-2 on Thursday evening.
Based on information gleaned from them, the elite force conducted drives in Bashundhara and Uttara areas and arrested the 12 foreign nationals, he said.
Of the foreign nationals, eight are Nigerians, three Cameroonians and one is a Congo citizen.
The international syndicate misappropriated around Tk 11.96 lakh from a female doctor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.
The arrested foreign nationals along with their two Bangladeshi associates had been running their cheating activities from an Uttara flat.
The arrestees used to become friends with Bangladeshi nationals through Facebook and other social media platforms. Later, they offered them expensive gifts saying a certain courier company will reach the gifts to them.
In the meantime, they used to phone the victims in the name of courier company and tell them that they got a expensive gift for which they have to pay a certain amount of money.