Fugitives surrender ahead of ‘Fox Hunt’ deadline
At least 154 fugitives suspected of economic crimes have turned themselves in ahead of Monday’s deadline, which grants lighter punishment amid the “Fox Hunt 2014” campaign, the Beijing News reported Tuesday.
The campaign launched on July 22 focuses on catching economic criminals, including corrupt officials who fled overseas. By Monday, a total of 335 fugitives had been caught in the operation, more than double in last year’s campaign.
According to police, apart from favored places like the United States and Canada, Vietnam, Laos, Egypt, Mexico and Fiji are among the fugitives’ safe havens.
Among all the captured fugitives, 20 had been living overseas for more than 10 years.
The “foxes” who didn’t turn themselves in before the deadline will still be sought. (Photo 3)