By: Page Tsai and Lilian Wu
Taipei, April 23 (CNA) The Ministry of Justice said Saturday that the Criminal
Investigation Bureau (CIB) has received reports from China beginning in January on 10 Taiwanese suspects implicated in a telecom fraud ring said to be based in Uganda.
China’s CCTV reported Saturday that the Guizhou Public Security Department busted a super telecom fraud ring that allegedly attempted to defraud a public agency in Guizhou of as much as 117 million yuan (US$18 million).
The crime ring’s telecommunications base was in Uganda, and 10 of the 62 people involved were Taiwanese, said the state-run Chinese TV station, calling some of the Taiwanese the “masterminds” of the operation.
There appeared to be confusion on Saturday after CCTV issued the report, with some government agencies, including the Ministry of Justice, scrambling to ask China for details of what transpired. [FULL STORY]