The Dubai Police Headquarters have confirmed today they have extradited two among the top ten international cybercriminals they arrested in Dubai on the 10th of June, 2020. FBI thanks Dubai Police for arresting and extradition "Hushpuppi" and "Woodberry".
What does this extradition mean for Hushpuppi and Woodberry? They will now prosecuted under US Laws and will be served jail time as according to their multiple cyber crimes including other crimes like money laundry.
How long will Hushpuppi and Woodberry be locked in jail? Let's briefly look at the US law, the cybercrime punishment has been tightened and violators will sentenced up to a maximum 20 years in prison. So yes Hushpuppi and Woodberry will spend at least 20 years in jail, but of all their listed crimes, it does not reach a sentence of life imprisonment. Cybercrime laws in the United States.
Hushpuppi and Woodberry who is also involve in money laundry will also be charged according to the US law 18 USC Section 1956 money laundering, violators will be sentenced up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $500,000 million dollars, depending on the amount of transactions involved. US law on money laundering.
"The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray has praised the exceptional efforts exerted by the United Arab Emirate, represented by the Dubai Police General HQ, in combating transnational organised cybercrime including the recent arrest of Raymond Igbalode Abbas, known as "Hushpuppi" and Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka "Woodberry" who were taken down in operation "Fox Hunt 2".
Mr Wray also extended his appreciations to Dubai Police for their cooperation in extraditing the wanted criminals, who committed money-laundering and multiple cybercrimes, to the United States.
Fox Hunt 2 - Recently, the Dubai Police has arrested the two wanted fraudsters, "Hushpuppi" and "Woodberry" along with ten African cybercriminals in a special operation dubbed "Fox Hunt 2".
The operation took down the suspects for committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft.
The suspects were caught in a series of synchronized raids by six SWAT teams from Dubai Police who foiled the gang's bid to deceive many people from around the world and steal their money."