10 Jun '11, 4am

DTN Thailand: Malaysia police bust China Internet scam: Malaysian police have arrested 37 Chinese and Taiwanese

Nearly 600 people, mostly Taiwanese and Chinese, were rounded up across Asia for suspected massive online fraud in a rare example of regional police coordination, officials said Friday. Taiwanese police said 598 suspects, including 410 Taiwanese and 181 Chinese nationals, were nabbed in a carefully planned operation involving law enforcers from half a dozen countries. They were detained in Taiwan, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand on Thursday for allegedly running Internet and telephone scams mainly targeting mainland Chinese, said Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau. "This will deal a heavy blow to the fraud rings and help substantially reduce fraud cases," said Taiwan's police chief Wang Cho-chiun. "This was also the first time Taiwan and China police jointly investigated cases in a third country and we believe this will set an example in joint crime-f...

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