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64 arrested in Qatar for fraud and illicit funds of over $1m 

September 25, 2023 at 7:07 pm

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard [REUTERS/Kacper Pempel]

The Economic and Cyber Crimes Combating Department in Qatar successfully arrested 64 individuals of various nationalities involved in fraudulent activities.

According to the report, these individuals had been impersonating investment companies and establishing counterfeit businesses to illicitly gather substantial funds, intending to take the money out of the country.

The Ministry of Interior said this on its social media, sharing a picture of the fraudsters along with the money and electronic devices seized.

Authorities discovered four million Qatari Riyals ($1 million), along with other foreign currencies and electronic devices in their possession.

The Ministry added that the arrested individuals and the confiscated items were handed over to the Public Prosecution to initiate the necessary legal action.

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