Two Nigerian nationals have been arrested and charged locally for suspected lottery scamming.

They have been identified as 34-year-old Folashade Bakare and 32-year-old Yusuf Abiodun Bakare, both of Lagos in Nigeria

The foreigners, who were residing locally in Bogue Heights, St James, were arrested at the Sangster International Airport in the parish on Wednesday, July 29.

Police report that the two were collecting packages at the cargo section of the airport when a package was searched and customs officers discovered that it contained bank cards. The pair reportedly could not satisfactorily account for the items and the police were called in.

During the investigation that followed, identity information belonging to other persons were allegedly found. A search of their premises revealed additional devices that reportedly contained identity information of persons residing overseas, police said.

They were subsequently charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act and the Immigration Act.

The suspects will appear in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday, July 29 to answer to the charges.


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