Chinese arrested over online Indonesia fraud
Dozens of Chinese citizens were arrested in Indonesia over an online fraud that milked victims out of millions of dollars, the authorities said yesterday. Acting on a tip-off from their Chinese counterparts, Indonesian police said they conducted half a dozen raids on Monday evening in the capital Jakarta and Malang city, arresting 85 Chinese citizens and six Indonesians. The roundup came several days after almost 700 Chinese were held in Malaysia where the authorities made arrests in a major online investment scam operation. Yesterday, Indonesian police said the suspects targeted victims in mainland China and netted about 36 billion rupiah ($9.4 million) over four months.