Cambodia might deport Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

MOFA working to have 7 citizens moved to Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date; 2017/07/18
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Seven Taiwanese citizens detained in Cambodia on suspicion

Phnom Penh Central Market, Cambodia, photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbera. (By Wikimedia Commons)

of electronic fraud could soon be deported to China instead of Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.

Over the past year, several countries which maintain official diplomatic ties to Beijing have put Taiwanese fraud suspects on flights to China, which reasons that because most of the victims were its nationals, the Taiwanese should face trial under its jurisdiction.

China supplied information to the Cambodian authorities which helped them detain 31 alleged members of a fraud ring, including the seven Taiwanese, MOFA said. The group was picked up near the capital Phnom Penh on Monday morning, and Cambodia informed Taiwan’s office in Ho Chi Minh City in neighboring Vietnam of the presence of its nationals.    [FULL  STORY]

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