Dubai Police Seizes $40.9m Cash From Hushpuppi, Explains Arrest

Dubai Police have seized $40.9m in cash and more than a dozen luxury cars in the arrest of Hushpuppi, Nigerian Instagram celebrity accused of online fraud and money laundering.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

In a video shared by the police, officers explained how they arrested Nigerian gang leader Raymond Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Hushpuppi’s principal scam was to create websites that looked identical to well-known companies and banks, it is alleged.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He and his accomplices then used emails and messages to prompt people to log in or make payments on the fake sites.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The gang hacked corporate emails and directed huge payments by companies towards accounts they controlled.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Olalekan Jacob Ponle, known as Woodberry, was also arrested along with ten other men in an operation involving six police SWAT teams.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Along with 13 luxury cars, valued at an estimated $6.8m, police confiscated 21 computers and 47 smartphones.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The gang had 119,580 “fraud files” as well as addresses of more than 1.92 million victims.

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