By: Liu Te-chan and Evelyn Kao
Bangkok, June 14 (CNA) Three Taiwanese and 16 Thai nationals have been arrested in
Manila on suspicion of telecom fraud, in a joint operation carried out by police from Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines, Thai police said Thursday.
Based on cross-border sharing of intelligence with Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau, Thai police in conjunction with their Philippine counterparts raided a residence in Manila from where a call-center scam gang was believed to be working Thursday morning. Police arrested 19 suspects.
The call center was apparently managed by three Taiwanese nationals, while the 16 Thais were engaged in defrauding people in Thailand, Thai police said. [FULL STORY]