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Malaysian Police Arrest 3 Nigerian “Yahoo” Guys & a Local Woman Involved in Romance Scam

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​Police in Malaysia have busted a Nigerian Romance Scam syndicate following the arrest of three Nigerian men and a local woman on Wednesday, August 10. Police believe the syndicate had conned about RM400,000 from victims.

Bukit Aman Commercial CID director Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani (pictured) said all the suspects, aged 28 to 32, were arrested in two raids at about 4am on Wednesday.


“The arrest of a local woman and a Nigerian man in a house at Taman Orkid, near here led to the arrest of two more Nigerian men in an apartment in Kajang at about 6am,” he said in a statement.

Acryl Sani said the woman was believed to be impersonating a Custom officer or forwarding agent while the male suspect acted as the mastermind by using a false Facebook account to lure victims besides managing the victim’s’ cash deposits in a bank account. He added that police also seized cash amounting to RM10,000, 12 mobile phones, five ATM cards, three laptops, jewellery and a Perodua Myvi vehicle. He said with the arrest of the suspects, police had solved at least 24 cases in connection to fraudulent activities in several states, including in Malacca, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Sabah.

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