7 Jun 2012

Police warning in Vanuatu about alleged group of scamming tourists

7:30 pm on 7 June 2012

Vanuatu's Transnational Crime Unit has isssued a warning to business owners about alleged scam operators who have recently arrived in the country.

The police have warned the businesses to be on the alert for a group of Africans that they say has already raised concerns after travelling in Asia and the Pacific.

Police say an event like next week's summit of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries with the European Union presents an opportunity for criminals.