It is nothing new that the Dubai police arrested Raymond Igbalode Abbas, also known as “Hushpuppi” and for committing crimes outside the UAE, including money laundering, cyber fraud, piracy, criminal identity theft, bank fraud, bank fraud and identity theft.
Dubai Police confirmed that Dubai Police recently arrested Raymond Igbalode Abbas, also known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacob Ponle, also known as “Woodberry”, along with 10 African cybercriminals in a special operation called “Fox Hunt 2” GulfToday Arab Emitates reported.
Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, said the arrest of ‘Hushpuppi’, ‘Woodberry’ and ten gang members involved in money laundering and cyber fraud activities is another achievement added to the Proud Dubai police registry to ensure the security of the emirate as well as preserve people’s money and property.
Disclosing details of the operation, Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the Dubai Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said that upon receiving security information about an African gang involved in money laundering and cyber fraud , an investigative team was formed to track down the suspects, make the arrest, and end illegal gang activities that have seriously affected individuals and companies abroad and targeting their bank accounts and credit cards.
“After verifying the available information, the team began tracking down the gang, including” Hushpuppi, “who celebrated his wealth through the social media platform, under the guise of a businessman, in an attempt to lure victims. from around the world, “said Al Jallaf.
Al Jallaf said the cybercrime task force was able to track down gang members and detect their criminal activities, including creating fake accounts on social media websites with fake nicknames, hacking corporate emails to trick clients to make money transfers to the gang’s bank accounts.
“The suspects also attacked victims abroad by creating fake websites for known companies and banks in an attempt to steal the victims’ credit card information and then launder the stolen money,” Al Jallaf continued.
Dubai CID director said the raid resulted in the confiscation of incriminating documents from a globally planned fraud of AED 1.6 billion ($ 435 million).
“The team also confiscated more than Dhs150 million ($ 40.9 million) in cash, 13 luxury cars with an estimated value of Dhs25 million ($ 6.8 million) obtained for fraud crimes, and confiscated 21 computer devices, 47 smartphones, 15 memory cards, five hard drives, discs containing 119,580 fraud files, as well as addresses of 1,926,400 victims, ”he said.
After conducting further investigations and analyzing confiscated electronic devices, Dubai Police investigators uncovered confidential information extracted by suspects about individuals and companies abroad, including fake bank accounts and credit cards, as well as documents and files condemning the illegal gang activities.