Abu Dhabi UAE July 11, 2010-Abu Dhabi Police arrested two men for claiming that they could double money using ‘magic water’.
The men, Cameroonian and Nigerian nationals, have been accused of an attempt to swindle the owner of a real estate company in Abu Dhabi by claiming that they are able to double money through the use of a magical liquid which can transform black notes into US dollar bills. The men tried to persuade a UAE national to double his money in order to buy and invest in properties worth millions of dollars.
Upon receiving the report, the criminal investigation department set up a plan that was devised by Colonel Dr Rashid Mohammad Bu Rasheed, Head of the Organised Crime Department to lure the two suspects.
The two Africans were arrested and their suitcase which contained a metal safe was seized.
The safe contained black papers the size of currency bills, and powdered white medical cotton which was analysed and found out to be white wheat flour which is used in bakeries, but was used by the suspects to delude the victim into thinking it could transform paper into US currency bills.
Colonel Bu Rasheed said the ambitions of A.S.N., 43, from Cameroon, and M.J.S., a 35-year-old Nigerian, evaporated as soon as they were arrested by the Abu Dhabi police force, only to be an example to others that may have thoughts about violating the law.
Both suspects confessed that they had entered the UAE and later violated the residency and foreigner affairs law.
Both devised a plan to swindle victims by claiming the ability to double currency bills, which landed them in the Corrective and Punitive Establishment at Abu Dhabi.
Colonel Bu Rasheed called for community members to stay alert against such fraud attempts, and called upon the public to cooperate with the police department by reporting similar cases.