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Taiwan, Philippines undertake joint telecoms fraud raid

2016/11/21 17:28:11

Photo courtesy of Criminal Investigation Bureau officials in the Philippines

Manila, Nov. 21 (CNA) Law enforcement officials from Taiwan and the Philippines raided a telecoms fraud operation base in Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines on Monday, arresting 24 suspects, including 19 Taiwanese nationals.

The Taiwanese nationals, 17 men and two women, as well as five Chinese were arrested by the Philippine authorities.

Acting on information provided by Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau, the National Bureau of Investigation of the Philippines raided the base of operations, seizing telecom equipment and handbooks on how to conduct telecoms fraud.

Filipino agents are checking the identities of the suspects as well as evidence collected at the location.

(By Emerson Lim and Lilian Wu)