Chi­nese ar­rested over on­line In­done­sia fraud

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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.

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