The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its Zonal Command in Port Harcourt has arrested 40 suspected internet fraudsters.
It said the arrests were made in an early morning sting operation in two locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers.
Mr Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson for the commission stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the suspects were arrested in the Ada George and Eagle Island areas of Port Harcourt, based on diligent surveillance and verified intelligence on their suspicious internet-related criminal activities.
“Items recovered from them include nine vehicles comprising two black-coloured Mercedes Benz C300 cars; three Toyota Camry cars; two Toyota Corolla cars; one black-coloured Lexus car and one ash-coloured Toyota Avalon car, ” he said.
Other items recovered according to Uwujaren included 54 phones of different brands; 11 laptops; eight television sets, two speakers and one international passport.
He added that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.