55 telecom fraud suspects returned to China from Indonesia

by | February 6, 2018 12:11 am



A total of 55 suspects involved in telecom and online fraud cases have been returned to China from Indonesia, China Ministry of Public Security said on Saturday.

The suspects were linked to more than 60 criminal cases, covering more than 20 Chinese provinces and involving 30 million yuan (about 4.7 million dollars), the ministry said in a statement.

It said Chinese police sent a team to Indonesia in June 2017 to work with local police, adding that from August 2017 to date,  143 such suspects were brought back to China from Indonesia.

In another development, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP), said that a total of 2,089 prosecutors were investigated from 2013 to 2017 for violating laws.

According to the figure that was released at an SPP national meeting on clean governance and anti-corruption, it said  the prosecutors violated the eight-point frugality code issued after the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012.

“The frugality code requires officials to strictly practice frugality and clean up undesirable work styles.

“The SPP asked prosecution organs at various levels to keep high pressure on corruption and focus on the abuse of power, embezzlement and bribery.