Hawks swoop on international cybercrime network

2014-05-21 12:03

Police have arrested several people allegedly linked to an international cybercrime network in South Africa and the US, the Hawks said.

Details of the arrests will be revealed at a press conference in Pretoria this afternoon, Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said today.

Earlier, French news agency Agence France-Presse reported that police, in a joint operation with the US, had made several arrests involving an international cybercrime network operating from Pretoria.

US homeland security officers worked with South Africa to bring down “a West African criminal enterprise operating from South Africa with strong links to the US”, police said in a statement.

Arrests had also been made in Canada, said Ramaloko, without giving numbers.

He said the suspects were due to appear in court in Pretoria later today before being extradited to the US.

Nigerians were reportedly among those arrested.

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