New Delhi: The Delhi police arrested two Nigerian nationals and an Indian on June 28 from Mumbai for cheating people on the pretext of selling fake herbal root seeds for treatment of cancer after contacting them on facebook .

The Nigerian nationals are identified as George Ike, Ugwuele Bright Onyeka alias De Man Cooler alias Mathew and Vishal Sharma alias Binni.

The cheats were exposed when S. Rahul, a resident of Sarita Vihar, complained to the police that he was duped by a woman, Armand Linda, who claimed to be working in the UK in a firm named Health Pro Pharmaceutical Company, who he interacted with from the gang.

The woman asked him to purchase seeds from a trader named Anitha Sharma in Mumbai at lower rates and then sell it to her company at higher price and offered to share the profit. Rahul contacted Sharma and was cheated of Rs13 lakh.

The Nigerian nationals were found to be living here without valid visas, the police said. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC and a probe is underway.-