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szdaily -> China
35 Japanese detained for fraud
    2017-July-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

CHINA confirmed yesterday that 35 Japanese nationals have been detained on suspicion of fraud.

“The 35 Japanese nationals were detained by local police for alleged involvement in fraud on June 30,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a regular news briefing.

China has notified Japan in accordance with the consular agreement between the two countries, Geng said.

Media reports said the suspects were detained in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian and were allegedly involved in telephone scams targeting residents in Japan.

Japanese media reports also said Chinese police are also investigating whether the Japanese suspects had victimized Chinese residents. China and Japan have not signed an extradition treaty, so the Japanese suspects will be charged and tried in China, the reports said.

Telecom fraud is rampant in China. Zeng Haiyan, political commissar of the Ministry of Public Security’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, said last month that the number of telecom cheating cases reached 630,000 last year, equating to 10 percent of all crimes across China.

China has been strengthening its forces for combating telecom and Internet fraud, with 32 provincial anti-fraud centers and 206 city-level anti-fraud centers having been established, the Ministry of Public Security said last month.

Chinese police solved 83,000 cases of telecom and Internet fraud in 2016, up 49.6 percent year on year.

The ministry noted that the number of cases has dropped significantly since last September.

The increase in telecom and Internet fraud has been contained, according to the ministry. The economic losses caused by telecom and Internet fraud in 2016 decreased by 10.9 percent from 2015.

According to the ministry, police have successfully stopped 1.55 million bank transfers to fraudulent accounts with a total amount of 5 billion yuan (US$730 million) since banks and police began cooperating.

(SD-Xinhua)

 

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