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40 Nigerians Arrested in US Over Alleged N1.7 Billion Credit Card Scam

40 Nigerians Arrested in US Over Alleged N1.7 Billion Credit Card Scam

AS the authorities in New York City, United States engaged in what seems a mass arrest of Nigerians allegedly involved in a series of financial and identity crimes earlier this week, the Federal Government through the New York Consulate is protesting the decision to name the nationalities of the alleged culprits only when it is about Nigerians.

Already, no fewer than 40 Nigerians based in New York metropolitan area are among 45 people arrested on Thursday in what New York City authorities called the dismantling of an “international credit card and identity fraud ring’.

A statement from the District Attorney’s office for Queens County (under New York City) late on Thursday said in the last one year alone, this group of Nigerians and their American collaborators have engaged in fraud estimated at $12 million (N1.7billion). About 22 of the over 40 alleged criminals have already been arraigned at a New York Supreme Court.

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