By: Angie Chen and Emerson Lim
Taipei, March 8 (CNA) Two Taiwanese nationals apprehended last October for alleged telecom fraud were deported to China by the Philippine authorities Friday, the third incident of the kind within a year.
Philippine immigration officers escorted the two Taiwanese and a Chinese onto a commercial flight to Beijing, all three of whom are alleged to be members of a telecom fraud ring.
Officials from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila expressed grave concern over the deportations.
The two Taiwanese citizens were among a group of 13 Taiwanese and 12 Chinese arrested by Philippine law enforcement officers last October. [FULL STORY]