Sillage Investment, a site of online investment, has allegedly swindled a large number of investors out of about Tk 60 crore, alluring them of a good return within a short time.
A team of Cyber Police Centre (CPC) of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested three ‘swindlers’ in Barishal on Wednesday night.
Kamrul Ahsan, additional deputy inspector general (CPC) of the CID, said two other criminals were under their surveillance. Eight others were also involved in the swindling of money.
He further said the criminals misappropriated the invested money of about Tk 60 crore.
SM Ashraful Alam, special superintendent of police (CPC) of the CID, provided the information while briefing reporters at the CID Headquarters in the capital.
The officer said that so far they came to know that the swindlers have embezzled about four crore in the last three months.
Ashraful Alam said that the arrestees were the members of an organised gang.
Firstly, they paid profits to the investors aiming to attract many more.
After taking huge amount, the cheats stopped their site and shut their offices. They appointed their agents in different parts of the country and they collected money through their agents.
On July 27, a number of victims formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital to get back their invested money.
During primarily interrogation, they said a couple — Sanzida and Ashique — were leading the racket from Dubai.
As per the couple directive, the gangsters deposited investors’ money in different banks.
They deposited about Tk four crore in different banks in about four months.
The police officer said that they were investigating to know if they laundered the money.