Cameroonian citizens namely, Abdou Nassara, 35, Jean Claude, 40, Gonou Desire, 37, Mimba Serges, 37, Kambiwa Dieu Nedort, 43, Moguem Solo, 42 and Tiadeu Barnard, 34 have been arrested on allegations of faymania alongside other national in Bangladesh.
Two other suspects are from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A Bangladesh security officer said: “They were detained during a drive conducted on Sunday night with large amounts of fake foreign and Bangladeshi currencies.”
The security officer explained that the Cameroonians ran a scam with black US dollars.
He said they would give the buyer real dollars at first to build trust and then sell them fake currency once that trust was established.
The black dollars are usually brought into the country through diplomatic luggage, according to how the Bangladeshi authorities understand the game.