Vietnam police arrest fake Interpol officers for appropriating foreigners’ money in Hanoi

March 19, 2024

Police in Hanoi arrested two Pakistani and Iranian men who impersonated Interpol officers in an attempt to appropriate money from a Bangladeshi traveler in the Vietnamese capital city after having taken over US$400 from an Indian tourist. The duo falsely claimed to be Interpol officers and used a counterfeit police officer card of the Metropolitan Police Service of London to threaten Mohammad Iftakhar Hossian Khan, a 46-year-old Bangladeshi tourist in Hanoi, to appropriate money from the victim, local police said. This combined image shows police officers in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi questioning the two suspects from Pakistan and Iran, who are accused of committing asset appropriation, specifically targeting foreigners in the Vietnamese capital. Photo: Minh An / Tuoi TreThe suspect claimed to be an Interpol officer and requested Khan to present his passport and wallet for examination. During interrogation, the two men confessed to using a counterfeit police officer card to intimidate their victims, who were foreign travelers in Hanoi, in order to extort money from them.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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