Four repatriated fraud suspects detained upon arriving home

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Photo courtesy of the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office

Photo courtesy of the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Four Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects repatriated from Indonesia on Saturday were detained Sunday following an overnight investigation by Taoyuan district prosecutors.

Indonesia sent the four men, ranging in age between 24 and 37, back to Taiwan on Saturday afternoon on charges of breaking the country's immigration laws, according to a statement issued by the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office.

Upon the suspects' arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the prosecutors office immediately took over the investigation and filed a request with a local court to detain them, a request that was granted Sunday.

According to the statement, the prosecutors have found that the four started defrauding people on the island of Bali in March 2017, but they will ask for help from the Ministry of Justice to obtain more evidence before deciding whether to indict them or not.

"We're determined to work with the Indonesian government to crack down on cross-border telecom fraud," the statement quoted the prosecutors office as saying.

(By Wu Jui-chi and S.C. Chang)
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