Burundi police dismantle network of swindlers pretending to be intelligence officials

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-05 03:40:20|Editor: huaxia
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BUJUMBURA, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Four persons pretending as officials of Burundian National Intelligence Service (SNR) have been arrested after they swindled money in Ngozi province of northern Burundi and raped five girls, Burundian police said Thursday.

"Four persons who call themselves officials of SNR have been arrested. They had been taking money from people, lying that they are intelligence officials and that they could help whenever they have problems," Burundian Police Spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye told a press conference.

According to him, those suspects go to the prosecutor's office at Ngozi, identify people seeking the prosecutor's services and tell them that they can help them because they work for SNR.

"Those people give money to those swindlers who use two cars while stealing citizens' money or other belongings," said Nkurikiye.

He added that since March, those swindlers have raped five girls including a girl who received a phone call from them while she was in the east African country's capital Bujumbura. Enditem