Instagram star Ray Hushpuppi has been reportedly arrested at his home in Dubai after a joint operation between Interpol and the FBI.
The Dubai-based Nigerian is a famous social media figure with over 2 million followers on Instagram. His account is well-known for its over the top luxury and him posing next to helicopters and supercars.
But he was apparently arrested on Sunday night in Dubai during a joint operation by the FBI and Interpol.
According to online sources, HushPuppi was arrested after conducting a $35 million fraud relating to ventilators used for COVID-19 patients.
Meanwhile, American news channels had been reporting that he and his company were wanted men in the days leading up to his arrest.
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Interpol also arrest another crime lord in Dubai
It’s been a busy week for Interpol, as one of the region’s most notorious international crime leaders Amir Mekky was been arrested in Dubai after a huge operation.
Danish crime boss Amir Mekky was wanted by Interpol and Dubai State Security for premeditated murder, drug trafficking and money laundering. And he was arrested last week on June 4 after a joined-up effort and an undercover sting operation in Dubai.
Mekky, who had reportedly been in the UAE since 2018, was described as one of the most dangerous international gang leaders. And he’d escaped Interpol and other organisations for years until he was caught last Thursday.