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'FSB Officers' Seize Nigerian's Range Rover

Police said a Nigerian man was robbed of his Range Rover SUV. Above, a Range Rover at a Moscow car show. Denis Grishkin

Three men claiming to be employees of the Federal Security Service took 400,000 rubles and a Range Rover Sport automobile from a Nigerian man in Moscow, after threatening him with arrest for dealing drugs.

The 31-year-old Nigerian told police Tuesday that three men had accompanied him as he was leaving a night club, presenting themselves as FSB officers, Interfax reported. They demanded money from him, saying they would detain him on drug charges if he did not pay.

The men took 400,000 rubles ($13,500) from the Nigerian's apartment and the keys and registration papers for his Range Rover Sport, in which the trio drove off.

Police said they were investigating to determine whether the men were indeed employed by the FSB. A criminal case has not been opened in connection with the incident.

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