By: Tai ya-chen and Christie Chen
Taipei, April 19 (CNA) Vietnamese police cracked a cross-border phone fraud ring in Ho Chi Minh City on April 16 and arrested several suspects, including six Taiwanese nationals, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.
The six Taiwanese suspects are currently detained in a prison in southern Vietnam’s Bình Dương Province, the MOFA said.
According to initial investigations, the prime suspect is a Vietnamese national who was naturalized as a Taiwanese citizen, and all of the over 10 victims are Vietnamese nationals, according to the MOFA.
The fraud ring accumulated illegal gains of around NT$8.25 million (US$256,636), the ministry said.
According to Vietnam’s Tuoi Tre newspaper, the prime suspects, a 26-year-old Taiwanese man and his 38-year-old Vietnamese Taiwanese wife, based their fraud ring in Vietnam and recruited several Vi [FULL STORY]