Po­lice de­tain 101 fraud­sters

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

Since mid-June po­lice have ar­rested 101 sus­pects im­pli­cated in transna­tional tele­com crimes in­volv­ing 20 mil­lion yuan ($2.94 mil­lion), the Min­istry of Public Se­cu­rity said on Fri­day. Of the sus­pects, 76 were from the main­land and 25 from Tai­wan, and they have been linked to 135 cases cur­rently under in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the min­istry said. The fraud­sters had tar­geted vic­tims liv­ing in the east­ern prov­ince of Zhe­jiang. Around 590,000 tele­com fraud cases were re­ported in 2015, in­volv­ing the loss of 22.2 billion yuan.

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