Saudi authorities uncover two criminal networks

Sat, 2021-04-17 02:54

JEDDAH: The Riyadh Police uncovered two criminal networks as 12 suspects have been charged with committing fraud through financing loans, spokesperson Maj. Khalid Al-Kreidis said.

One of the networks consisted of six Pakistani and Indian nationals, who had links with two other people outside the Kingdom. The other network was made up of four Bangladeshi nationals, who provided communication.

The fraudulent operations included job announcements, conducting interviews through video calls, and luring victims to obtain their personal and banking information. This enabled the suspects to obtain financing loans in the victims’ names.

The authorities seized more than SR1.5 million ($399,888) along with SR40,000 in possession of the suspects. Gold jewelry and 4,800 local SIM cards were also seized.

By tracking the sources of the fraudulent operations, authorities made arrests in Riyadh, Makkah and the Eastern Province. All preliminary legal measures were taken against the suspects before they were referred to the Public Prosecution.

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