Loan app scam: Chinese national arrested at Delhi airport before boarding flight
The accused was on the radar of the Hyderabad Police since he went missing after his colleagues were picked up
The Telangana Police arrested yet another Chinese National, Zhu Wei alias Lambo (27), accused of running an illegal instant loan app, at Delhi’s IGI Airport on Wednesday. He was arrested minutes before he was to board a flight to Frankfurt on his way to Shanghai. His Indian colleague, Okay Nagaraju, was arrested from Delhi.
With this, four Chinese nationals have been arrested till date with three of them, Yi Bai, Liang TianTian and Lambo, having been booked under this instant loan app case. The fourth, Yah Hao, was arrested earlier in August for running an online gambling racket and looting crores of rupees from several Indians, said a report by The Times of India.
For the past few days, Lambo, who had been missing ever since his colleagues had been picked up, was already on the Hyderabad Police's radar. When the Investigating Officer (IO) caught up with him at the IGI Airport, he denied his links with the loan app companies.
However, his affiliation with the company became obvious when the IO accessed his laptop and found important documents, the report said.
According to senior police officials cited in the Times of India report, Lambo was the overall head of these operations of these loan apps being run by four companies running seven call centres - two each in Gurugram and Bengaluru and three in Hyderabad.
They said that the tele-callers at these call centres harassed the people who were unable to repay the loans taken at extremely high interest rates.
So far, at least three people from Telangana, including a software engineer and a government employee, have killed themselves after being harassed by the agents of these companies.
According to The Times of India, Nagaraju’s statements reveal that Lambo used to report to another Chinese national Yuan Yuan alias Jennifer, alias Sissi. Believed to be in China, she used to oversee the operations in India.
Investigations also show that firms like Aglow Technologies Pvt Ltd, Liufang Technologies Pvt Ltd, Nabloom Technologies Pvt Ltd and Pinprint Technologies Pvt Ltd were used to make transactions in crores and many of them in Bitcoins, the report said.