Taiwanese arrested in Spain for telecom fraud

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Date: 2016/12/15

The Spanish and Chinese police arrested a group of telecom fraud suspects in a joint operation in

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Spain on Dec. 13, and 39 Taiwanese citizens were among the 240 arrested, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The group, which consisted mostly of Chinese, have allegedly made phone calls impersonating Chinese law enforcement personnel and caused “significant losses” for people in China, China Radio International reports.

MOFA has instructed the Taiwan representative office in Madrid to help the Taiwanese suspects when being questioned by Spanish police, based on principles of reciprocity, dignity and upholding human rights, CNA reports. The investigation is ongoing and the number of suspects is expected to increase. It is the latest in a series of international telecom fraud cases involving Taiwanese this year.   [SOURCE]

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