The police arrested a Nepalese couple on Friday for allegedly duping their countrymen by making false promises of providing employment opportunities in Gulf countries.
The accused, Farukh Khan (42) and his wife Ayesha Khatun (34), reportedly visited Nepal and conned poor families with young men and women.
They promised the men lucrative jobs as chefs, watchmen, drivers at five star hotels and blue chip companies in the Gulf.
The women were offered jobs as domestic helps and caretakers. Each of them would be charged between Rs 75,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh as commission and be brought to India as a transit place, said the officials.
The couple would then fail to fulfill their promises and change their official premises, leaving the unsuspecting victims cheated.
Inspector Vinay Kulkarni of Mahim police station said that on Friday, a few of the victims learnt that some men and women have been brought to the city in a similar manner.
They then informed the police, who laid a trap and arrested the duo from a flat at Mira Road.