Police in Indonesia arrested a total of 69 Taiwanese nationals on Saturday in raids on an alleged international telecom fraud ring.
Police had reportedly been tracking the ring for some time before carrying out the raids in several locations. Twenty-seven people were arrested on the island of Bali on Saturday evening, including 10 Taiwanese and 17 Chinese citizens.
On the same day, 93 people were arrested in Surabaya. Of this number, 59 were from Taiwan, 33 from China and one from Malaysia.
Police said the suspects belonged to the same ring that had been busted in the capital Jakarta. It is believed the gang spread its operations around the country to decrease the risk of detection. Police also said the ring has been active in Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, targeting victims in China and Taiwan. [FULL STORY]