Newspaper article China Post

2,400 Taiwanese Phone Fraud Suspects Arrested Abroad since '11: MOJ

Newspaper article China Post

2,400 Taiwanese Phone Fraud Suspects Arrested Abroad since '11: MOJ

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A total of around 2,400 Taiwanese suspected telecom fraudsters were arrested abroad between 2011 and 2016, with some 2,000 of them already sent back to Taiwan, 219 still detained in mainland China and 150 held in other countries, according to the statistics released on Friday by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

The MOJ issued the tallies mainly to counter the misleading local media reports, which cited Spanish media as reporting that China had allegedly arrested 4,500 Taiwanese people for telecom fraud abroad in the past five years, with victims mainly mainland Chinese.

Taiwanese and mainland Chinese people involved in cross-border telecom fraud cases jointly busted by Taiwan and the mainland between 2011 and 2015 were sent back to their respective motherlands in accordance with the joint crime-attacking and judicial assistance agreement between both parties. …

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