The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI has thanked Dubai Police for arresting and extraditing Nigerian fraudsters, Ramon Igbalode Abbas better known Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle known as Mr Woodberry to the United States.
This was made known in a post on the official Instagram page of the Dubai Police.
The post stated that FBI’s Director, Christopher Wray thanked the Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the suspects who were arrested for committing multiple money-laundering and cyber crimes.
The post read; “The Director of the Federatal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray has praised the exceptional efforts exerted by the United Arab Emirate, represented by the Dubai Police General HQ, in combating transnational organised cybercrime including the recent arrest of Raymod Igbalode Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” and Olalekan Jacon Ponle aka “Woodberry” who were taken down in opetation “Fox Hunt 2”.
“Mr Wray also extended his appreciations to Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the wanted criminals, who committed money-laundering and multiple-cybercrimes, to the United States.”
Hushpuppi alongside 11 others were arrested in an operation tagged “Fox Hunt 2”, by the Dubai in June.
The police said the raid resulted in the seizure of incriminating documents pertaining to a well-planned international fraud worth Dh1.6 billion.
They were accused of leading an “international” online fraud network that was committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft.