Two conmen held for false claims to double money

AJMAN — Ajman Police yesterday nabbed two Cameroon nationals for swindling people. They convinced their victims that they had the ability to double their wealth, Brigadier Rashid Mujlad, Head of the Investigation section, said.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Sun 2 Apr 2006, 9:57 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:47 PM

He said that the duo deceived an old Pakistani national M.E. convincing him to pay them some money to double it. They informed the victim that the money would be doubled by using red mercury.

The victim filed a complaint at Al Madina Police station that he had handed over Dh54,000 to the men hoping that they would be able to double the amount using the chemical. He filed a complaint after he lost hope of getting his money back. A police investigation team set a trap by asking the victim to go to one of the gang member's house and give him more money to be doubled. While they argued with the victim to pay more money to buy the chemicals, the police raided the apartment and arrested the gang and confiscated large amount of fake US dollars and carbon papers as well as the liquid they used for deceiving poor people.

Brig Mujlad pointed out that the arrested members were residing in the country illegally, though their residence visa had expired six months ago and they had succeeded in deceiving and cheating many people, especially women. “During the interrogation the gang members confessed their crime and the case was referred to the public prosecution,“ he noted

Brig Mujlad urged the public to cooperate with police by complaining about any dubious activities which were affecting the society. He also warned the public to avoid believing in any kind of supernatural claims made by Africans who enter the country to practice illegal activities.

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