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11 fraud suspects deported back to Taiwan

11 fraud suspects deported back to Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) Eleven Taiwanese nationals recently arrested on suspicion of telecom fraud in Jakarta were repatriated back home late Tuesday in a joint operation between Indonesian and Taiwanese police.

The suspects were brought to Taichung for questioning immediately after being escorted back by Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) agents, the bureau said.

The 11 people were members of a fraud ring set up by a Taiwanese surnamed Chuang in Indonesia to defraud people in China, according to the CIB.

They were arrested along with 20 other Chinese nationals during a raid jointly conducted by Indonesian and Taiwanese police in Jakarta on Aug. 4, the bureau said.

Members of the ring allegedly posed as customer service agents, police officers and prosecutors to swindle money from their victims, the CIB said. (By Chu Che-wei and Y.F. Low)

Updated : 2021-07-29 08:49 GMT+08:00