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Manipuri woman, 2 others held for fraud

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DEHRADUN, Dec 30 - Three persons, including two Nigerian nationals, were arrested from Delhi for allegedly cheating a woman here of Rs 20 lakh after promising her to deliver a courier from Scotland.

A team of Uttarakhand police on Sunday arrested Nigerian nationals Anthoni and Godwin along with a woman hailing from Manipur in Deoli extension area in the national capital, Dehradun SSP Sadanand Date said.

One laptop, four mobile phones, one notepad and 144 sim cards were recovered from their possession.

A woman here lodged a complaint stating that she had got a phone call a few days back that there was a courier to be delivered to her address from Scotland and in order to receive the consignment she needs to deposit Rs 65,000 as Customs fees in an account, Date said.

The victim then deposited the money. After some days the accused again informed that Rs 15 crore was in the courier and that she needed to deposit another Rs 20 lakh, police said.

After realising that she was duped, the woman asked for police help. � PTI

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Manipuri woman, 2 others held for fraud

DEHRADUN, Dec 30 - Three persons, including two Nigerian nationals, were arrested from Delhi for allegedly cheating a woman here of Rs 20 lakh after promising her to deliver a courier from Scotland.

A team of Uttarakhand police on Sunday arrested Nigerian nationals Anthoni and Godwin along with a woman hailing from Manipur in Deoli extension area in the national capital, Dehradun SSP Sadanand Date said.

One laptop, four mobile phones, one notepad and 144 sim cards were recovered from their possession.

A woman here lodged a complaint stating that she had got a phone call a few days back that there was a courier to be delivered to her address from Scotland and in order to receive the consignment she needs to deposit Rs 65,000 as Customs fees in an account, Date said.

The victim then deposited the money. After some days the accused again informed that Rs 15 crore was in the courier and that she needed to deposit another Rs 20 lakh, police said.

After realising that she was duped, the woman asked for police help. � PTI