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CID finds 23 foreign nationals’ involvement in BB heist

WT24 Desk

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police on Saturday claimed that they have found the involvement of 23 foreigners in the $ 101-million cyber heist from Bangladesh Bank’s account with the US Federal Reserve Bank.

“We’ve identified 23 foreigners who collected $101 million from the Philippines casino in the name of gambling and handed those over to the mastermind,” Additional Deputy Inspector General Shah Alam of CID (Organised Crime) told UNB.

Responding to a question, he said the CID found in its investigation that the 23 people are the citizens of three countries. He, however, did not disclose the names of the countries. “We’ve, meanwhile, requested law enforcement and intelligence agencies of the three countries to arrest the 23 culprits and interrogate them,” said Alam.

Hackers swindled $101 million out of Bangladesh Bank from its account with US Federal Reserve Bank in New York. The incident came to light after foreign media published news items on it on March 7.

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