January 17, 2018

Laos transfers 104 telecom fraud suspects to China

By:  Xinhua News, January  12, 2018

Laos transfers 104 telecom fraud suspects to China

Photo taken on Jan. 12, 2017 shows the handover of telecom and online fraud suspects at Wattay International Airport, Vientiane, Laos. A total of 104 telecom and online fraud suspects were handed over to China on Friday in Laos' capital city Vientiane. (Xinhua/Liu Ailun)

VIENTIANE, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Lao police on Friday transferred 104 telecommunications fraud suspects to the Chinese side following a handover ceremony held at Wattay International Airport in Lao capital Vientiane.

In the second half of 2017, according to information from the public, together with investigation, Chinese police found that a group of crime suspects were conducting fraud activities in Laos with a huge amount of money involved. Many people were deceived.

Chinese and Lao police have paid great attention to this case and carried out investigation. In December, police from the two countries cracked down on six telecommunications fraud spots in Lao capital Vientiane and Luang Prabang province, arresting 104 suspects.

In the past years, China and Laos have achieved fruitful results in cooperation of law enforcement and security.

In 2017, the two countries cooperated to investigate a total of 18 cases. Lao police arrested and handed over 11 economic and criminal cases suspects to China, apart from arresting 104 suspects on telecommunications fraud.

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