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China and Myanmar Joint Crackdown: 2,317 Telecom Fraud Suspects Handed Over to China

Wed, 06 Dec 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 10 Oct. 2023, China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) held a press conference to report on China’s crackdown on international telecom and online fraud, noting a significant decrease in such cases.

According to the MPS officials, in response to the Chinese public’s strong concerns about telecom and online fraud originating from northern Myanmar, Chinese police authorities collaborated with relevant Myanmar law enforcement agencies in border security operations.

As a result of this cooperation, 2,317 suspects involved in fraud were handed over to China. Chinese police authorities also emphasized their continued vigilance against telecom and online fraud syndicates in northern Myanmar.

The Chinese public has recently suffered from the harassment of telecom and online fraud. In response, the Chinese legislature enacted the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Combating Telecom and Online Fraud” (中华人民共和国反电信网络诈骗法) on 2 Sept. 2022. China’s police forces also strengthen cross-border law enforcement cooperation in this area.

 

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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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