Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today claimed arrest of three foreign fraudsters from Dhaka.
The arrestees are Kuate Fotso Theodore Ledoex, Amelie Mawabo and Mbdia Ekani Hermann Martin. All of them are from Cameroon.
The members of Rab-1 recovered drugs and euros worth about Tk 62 lakh from their possession, Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, legal and media wing director of the Rab, said at a briefing today.
The arrests were made after a private bank manager named Zia filed a case against them, he said.
In the case, he mentioned that he received a phone call from one who said he was interested in investing in Bangladesh.
Later Fotso Theodore contacted Zia saying that he was the representative of the alleged investor. The arrestees at first took USD 4,000 from Zia in the name of investment.
On October 31, Zia filed the case when the fraudsters took about 2.5 million euros more from him.