The arrested people use to target owners of businesses in the industrial zone of Sharjah.
Police had received information about two Africans who were going around claiming that they had $5 million which they could double but they needed Dh10,000($2500) to buy a liquid necessary to double the money. Some people had agreed to give them Dh10,000.($2500)
After their arrest, they were found to be illegal residents who had entered the country through a land border.