The Metropolitan Crime Division (MCD) arrested four persons including three women and one man on charge of swindling money from people aspiring to go abroad in Kathmandu.
The arrested has been identified as Subhadra Pariyar (37) of Hetauda-12 in Makawanpur, Puja Rai (33) of Suryodaya Municipality-4 in Ilam, Rajendra Dhakal (33) of Barhabise Municipality-9 in Sindhupalchowk, and Dipika KC (21) of Changunarayan Municipality-7 in Bhaktapur.
They were allegedly acquainting themselves with victims through Facebook and were pretending to be Japanese citizens and employers at Japan's Immigration Office. They lied to the victims by telling them they would send them to Japan on working visas. The accused had also asked the victims to deposit money in various bank accounts for the visa process. After the money was deposited they went missing and were out of contact with the victims.
Minbhawan-based MCD officials nabbed them after getting the information about the case on Monday.
They have been handed over to Metropolitan Police Range for necessary action, informed the MCD.