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Indian cops arrest brains behind US tax scam


Facing the music: Officers escorting Thakkar to a police station in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai after arresting him. — Reuters

Facing the music: Officers escorting Thakkar to a police station in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai after arresting him. — Reuters

MUMBAI: Indian police have arrested the alleged mastermind of a multi-million-dollar racket in which callers posing as US officials tricked Americans into paying bogus tax bills, officials said.

Sagar Thakkar, 24, was making more than 10 million rupees (RM682,000) a day at the height of the scam, which operated for nearly a year before it was exposed last October, according to police.

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