Taiwan, China, Cambodia join up to crack fraud ring
CNATAIPEI -- Police in Taiwan, China and Cambodia have together busted a multinational telecom fraud ring with the arrest of 64 suspects, including 11 Taiwanese nationals, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said yesterday.
September 17, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
The arrests were made Sept. 3, when a joint 100-man force raided four locations in Cambodia, including the capital Phnom Penh and an area on the border with Vietnam, the CIB said.
In addition to the 64 suspects, they seized 23 laptop computers, 24 Internet gateway devices, 24 network servers and 50 phones, along with relevant documents, the bureau said.
Chinese authorities opened an investigation in May upon reports that defrauding operations in 13 provinces left over 30 victims out of 10 million Chinese yuan (US$1.63 million), the CIB said.
Three months of investigation led them to discover the bases of operation in Cambodia, at which point local police and Taiwanese authorities joined in to launch a joint probe.