Australia deports 15 Taiwanese plotting telephone scams

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian Border Force (ABF) stopped 15 Taiwanese nationals linked to telephone fraud from entering Australia last weekend, all of whom were deported back to Taiwan b...

Spain deports 2 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Spanish government handed over two Taiwanese nationals accused of telecoms fraud to China on Feb. 15, confirmed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Sunday. This ...

Philippines hands 78 Taiwanese fraud suspects over to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippines authorities handed 78 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects over to Chinese authorities before dawn this morning, despite demands by the Taiwan government that they...

Over 400 fraud suspects arrested in four day sweep by Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Authorities in Taiwan have arrested over 400 fraud suspects in a four-day sweep, including some involved in an unprecedented case, a Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) official said F...

Cambodia hands three more Taiwanese fraud suspects over to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the sending of four Taiwanese telephone fraud suspects to China on July 26 for further trial, Cambodia deported three more Taiwanese citizens to China Saturday, ...

Cambodia deports telephone fraud suspects to China

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Police in Cambodia say they have deported 17 telephone fraud suspects to China among hundreds of alleged scam artists who have been caught and expelled in recent years. ...

Mexican inmates accused of telephone fraud in US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say inmates at a Mexican prison made extortion phone calls to Mexicans living in several U.S. cities. Jalisco state prosecutor Eduardo Almaguer said Mo...

Spain police arrest 200 Chinese in telephone fraud scam

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested more than 200 people of Chinese origin in a crackdown on gangs that ran call centers that swindled 16 million euros ($17 million) from compatriots i...

Kenyan court again postpones trial of 5 Taiwanese fraud suspects

Taipei, July 26 (CNA) A Kenyan court has postponed the trial of five Taiwanese suspects on charges of fraud operations in Kenya for a fifth time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday. ...

Trial of 5 Taiwanese fraud suspects in Kenya postponed again

The trial of five Taiwanese suspects on charges of fraud in Kenya has been postponed for a fourth time, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement th...

Anti-fraud penalties need no revision: justice minister-designate

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Facing calls for tougher punishment for fraudsters, Justice Minister-designate Chiu Tai-san said Thursday that there is no need to revise the law because penalties hinge upon a ...

Taiwan protests as Kenya cites 'one China' policy in deportations

Taipei, April 13 (CNA) Taiwan issued a strong protest Wednesday after Kenya cited the "one China" policy as grounds for deporting several Taiwanese citizens to China after they were accused of phone f...

Taiwan suing Kenya over illegal deportation of its nationals

Taiwan has taken legal action against Kenya for what it called the illegal deportation of its nationals to China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday. In a written statement to th...

254 telephone scammers sent home to China

BEIJING (AP) -- China says it has repatriated 254 of its citizens arrested in Cambodia and Indonesia for running telephone scams targeting Chinese victims.A statement from the Public Security Ministry...

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ASIA:MYANMAR-ELECTIONSYANGON, Myanmar -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, which appears headed for a massive election victory, accused the government election panel Tuesday of inten...