Dubai police have finally released video of how they took down Dubai-based Nigerian big boy Raymond Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, and 11 others for alleged cyber fraud.
They seized $40.9 million in cash and more than a dozen luxury cars in the arrest.
According to Dubai Police, the gang used to hack corporate emails and send fake emails to corporate customers to change money transfers to the gang’s personal banking accounts.
During the arrest, police found a huge amount of data on individuals, companies, bank accounts, credit cards as well as documents of money laundering, online fraud and hacking accounts of victims outside the UAE.
Police confiscated 21 computers, 47 smartphones, 15 memory cards, five hard disks containing 119,580 fraud files as well as addresses of nearly two million victims.
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Dubai Police has released a Hollywood-like video showing how Hushpuppi, Mr Woodberry and their cybercrime gang were arrested in Dubai. . . The video shows the police trailing Raymond Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, to his hotel at night before arresting him. . . His arrest came after months of investigation. The Dubai Police monitored Hushpuppi, Olalekan Jacob Ponle (Mr Wood Berry), and their squad (10 others) for 4 months, including all their social media activities and the extravagant lifestyle they displayed there. . . On the night of their arrest, the police tracked them to 6 different locations before capturing them. . . The entire operation was dubbed Fox Hunt 2. . . The Dubai police accused Hushpuppi and his cybercrime squad of defrauding over 1, 926,400 victims of $435.6 million. . . They explained that Hushpuppi’s cybercrime gang hack corporate emails and clone websites to redirect payments to their own accounts. . . The video released by the Dubai police has made Hushpuppi and Dubai Police the number 1 and number 2 most trending topics amongst Nigerians on Twitter.
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