China arrests more than 9,000 in telecom fraud
A total of 9,432 suspects involved in telecom swindles have been arrested, authorities said.
Among them, 953 suspects were taken overseas in joint operations with police counterparts in Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Malaysia, according to authorities.
The Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology began a campaign against new types of telecom crime in November last year. The campaign will last until the end of the year
Direct economic losses of 160 million yuan ($24.5 million) have been recovered since the campaign began.