Aug 09

More than 100 arrested in West African internet scam investigation

A cross-border investigation into West African criminal groups scamming internet users has resulted in more than 100 arrests. In addition, there has been a seizure of over 2 million euros. According to Reuters, the investigation, dubbed “Operation Jackal”, was led by law enforcement agencies in May across 21 countries in six continents and targeted cybercrime groups such as Nigerian criminal gang “Black Axe,” the international policing organisation said in a statement.