Tele­com fraud sus­pects ad­mit guilt

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Ato­tal of 32 Tai­wanese fraud­sters cur­rently de­tained on Chi­nese main­land have con­fessed to their crimes, said the Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity here Satur­day. The 65 main­land sus­pects and 32 Tai­wanese sus­pects, de­ported to­gether from Malaysia to the main­land on April 30, be­longed to five crim­i­nal syn­di­cates, said a min­istry state­ment is­sued af­ter main­land po­lice and a del­e­ga­tion of ju­di­cial of­fi­cials from Tai­wan wrapped up a three-day meet­ing in the south­ern city of Zhuhai. They were part of the 117 sus­pects de­tained in Malaysia for more than 100 tele­com fraud cases. The other 20 Tai­wanese had been sent back to Tai­wan ear­lier. The sus­pects are held at two de­ten­tion cen­ters in Zhuhai. The Po­lice have treated the sus­pects equally and en­sured their le­gal rights ac­cord­ing to law, the state­ment said. The Tai­wanese were in­formed of their rights be­fore the first in­ter­ro­ga­tion, in­clud­ing the right to hire a lawyer, the state­ment said.

Ac­cord­ing to an ear­lier state­ment, most of the Tai­wanese are in good health, ex­cept a few hav­ing skin in­fec­tion and two show­ing symp­toms of un­sta­ble blood pres­sure, which, how­ever, is un­der con­trol af­ter proper treat­ment. Only one who has suf­fered her­nia for eight years has been hos­pi­talised but in sta­ble con­di­tions. At Satur­day’s meet­ing, the main­land po­lice agreed to ar­range their fam­i­lies to visit as soon as pos­si­ble. Xin­hua

Chi­nese tele­com fraud sus­pects are es­corted off an air­craft by the po­lice at Guangzhou Baiyun In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Guangzhou, cap­i­tal of south China’s Guang­dong Prov­ince.

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