Taiwan telcom scam suspects deported to China

China | 8 Mar 2019 6:23 pm

Two Taiwanese arrested last October for alleged telecom fraud were deported to China by Philippine authorities today, the third incident of the kind within a year.

Philippine immigration officers escorted the two Taiwanese and a Chinese onto a commercial flight to Beijing. All three are alleged to be members of a telecom fraud ring, CNA reports.

Officials from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Manila expressed grave concern over the deportations.

The two Taiwanese citizens were among a group of 13 Taiwanese and 12 Chinese arrested by Philippines last October. On February 12, seven of the Taiwanese were sent to Beijing.

Last April, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration also deported 78 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to Tianjin, China.

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