By: K.H. Yu and Lillian Lin
Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Forty-two suspected members of a cross-border phone fraud ring arrested by a joint investigative team of Taiwanese and Philippine police earlier this month were deported by the Philippines and sent back to Taiwan Tuesday.
The team started its operations about a year ago after receiving information about the cross-border scam ring led by a 37-year-old man surnamed Lin, and members he recruited from Taiwan and China.
The phone fraud ring was busted in early September when the Taiwan-Philippine investigative team raided 37 locations in Taiwan and the Philippines.
Lin and 13 of his gang in Taiwan, as well as 68 members of the fraud ring in the Philippines, were arrested during the raids. [FULL STORY]