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Six Taiwanese fraud suspects arrested in Vietnam

2018/06/19 21:15:28

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Hanoi, June 19 (CNA) A total of 12 suspects, including six from Taiwan, have recently been arrested in Vietnam for their involvement in online telecommunications fraud, Vietnamese media reported Tuesday.

A raid was carried out by local authorities in Quang Nam, a province in the south central region of the Southeast Asian country.

According to media reports, the six Taiwanese were identified as Chung Shao-teng, 23, Chang Seng-ping (age unknown), Chang Chia-pin, 21, Bian Zong-xun, 34, Chang Fu-lung, 34 and Lo Yu-hsuan, 20, while the remaining six were Vietnamese citizens.

The case was first brought to light by a local victim who informed the authorities after being swindled out of 2 billion Vietnamese dong (US$87,720).

The reports said that members of the fraud group have swindled 7 billion dong (US$306,354) out of Vietnamese people since May by posing as Vietnamese government officials.

Vietnamese police have stepped up their investigation of the case, suspecting that the group arrested could be a part of a bigger fraud ring active in Vietnam.

(By Fan Ching-yi and Ko Lin)