Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Nigerian among 2 held for duping people of lakhs by posing as customs officials at Delhi airport

New Delhi: Two persons, including a Nigerian national, have been arrested for allegedly duping people of lakhs of rupees by impersonating customs officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, police said on Tuesday.
The Nigerian man, identified as Christian Anthony Maduneme (32), was staying in Noida. His associate, Shelly Achhumi (41), hails from Nagaland, they said.
Two laptops, seven mobile phones, SIM cards, pass books, eight ATM cards from the accused and efforts are being made to trace their other accomplices, police said.
They said a probe was launched after receiving complaint from Vinod Kumar, Dy. Commissioner of Customs, IGI Airport alleging that several phone calls were being received at the customs office on a daily basis, claiming that customs officers are asking for money to clear parcel and courier.
The accused used names and letter heads of various senior officials to cheat the people.
08/09/20 PTI/Outlook
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