Fugi­tives sur­ren­der ahead of ‘Fox Hunt’ dead­line

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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)

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