200 Taiwanese fraud suspects detained or convicted overseas: MOJ

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/31
By: Tai Ya-chen, Page Tsai and Lilian Wu

Taipei, May 31 (CNA) The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Tuesday that some 200 Taiwan citizens

A police raid in Bangkok in December. (Thai police photo)

A police raid in Bangkok in December. (Thai police photo)

have either been arrested or convicted in other countries on fraud charges.

The Taiwanese fraud suspects are scattered across 12 countries, including Egypt, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, and Australia, the ministry said

In the latest case, Taiwan was informed by Turkish police on Monday that 52 Taiwanese suspects had been taken into custody in Izmir in western Turkey, the ministry noted.

Justice Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) said Tuesday that his ministry will seek to have the 52 suspects repatriated to face justice in Taiwan, although Turkey has priority rights in the judicial process.     [FULL  STORY]

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