Five Nigerian citizens were arrested in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Tuesday in connection with fraud and taking money from people through cyber crime.
A team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested them after raiding a house at Alamnagar Sugandhya Housing at Hemayutpur area under Tetuljhara union owned by one Wahid Mia.
On secret information, the PBI team led by Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) ARM Alif conducted the raid in the house in the afternoon.
The PBI team also seized four laptops, 11 mobile phones, 20 SIM cards, some pen drives and cash money of Tk11,900.
According to police, the arrested Nigerian citizens have been residing in the rented flat for a year. They are members of a syndicate who have stolen a huge amount of money alluring people with fraud.
ARM Alif said that the Nigerian citizens had been stealing large amounts of money from people through cyber crime.