While Hushpuppi was showcasing his luxury lifestyle on social media Dubai security operatives were tailing him and noting his every move.
New information reaching us from Gulf news, UAE media channel revealed that Hushpuppi was arrested with 11 other internet fraudsters. The report also revealed that the Police seized documents pertaining to a well-planned international fraud worth Dh1.6 billion.
According to the Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief, Lt. General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, he said the success of the arrest is another feather in the cap of Dubai Police.
“The arrest of ‘Hushpuppi’,’Woodberry’ & 10 gang members involved in money laundry & cyber fraud activities, is another achievement added to the proud record of Dubai police in ensuring the emirate’s security and safety,” he said.
“Dubai Police stand against money laundering and organised cyber fraud and online scams. We are up to date with the latest technologies and methods that gangs use in their crimes. We have a qualified team of officers to stand up against cyber crimes,” Lt Gen Al Merri said.
Speaking also, the Director of Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police, Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, had said that they received information about a gang specialized in money laundering and online scams.
“The gang including Hushpuppi, known for his display of wealth on social media. He would pose as a businessman to lure victims from all around the world. A team of Dubai Police monitored the gang that was creating accounts on social media with fake names,” Brig Al Jallaf said.