By: Shih Hsiu-chuan and Joseph Yeh
Jakarta, Nov. 27 (CNA) The Chinese authorities have asked their Indonesian counterparts to send sixTaiwanese fraud suspects, along with 79 Chinese suspects arrested earlier this week in the Southeast Asian country, to China for trial, Indonesian police told CNA Wednesday.
Yuris, an Indonesia police spokesman, said the 85 suspects were arrested Monday in seven separate raids in Jakarta and East Java's Malang City, acting on intelligence provided by the Chinese authorities.
They are believed to be part of a cross-border telecommunication fraud ring that also operates in Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore, targeting potential victims in China, he said.
According to the results of a preliminary investigation, the ring has scammed at least US$2.5 million over the past year, he added. [FULL STORY]