Kuala Lumpur, July 10 (ANI): Twenty foreign nationals, believed to be members of a group which preyed on single and lonesome women, have reportedly been detained in operations conducted by Malaysian police two weeks ago.
Rohaimi Md Isa of the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department said that the foreign nationals detained comprised 16 from Nigeria, one from Ghana and another from Ivory Coast, a Filipina and an African woman, all in their 20s and 30s.
He said police also seized 13 laptops and RM42, 979 in the raids, which were conducted following complaints by the victims.
"Members of the syndicate preyed on career women who are in their 40s and lonely, befriending them via social networking sites on the Internet, the Star Online quoted ACP Rohaimi as saying.
"They would profess their love for the women and as proof of their affection, promised them jewellery and other gifts.
"The women would then receive telephone calls that they had to make some payment for the release of the parcels containing their gifts from the Customs Department," he added. (ANI)