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April 4, 2018: MOJ's Strict Protest against that China Forcibly Sent Taiwanese Suspects Involving Telecom Fraud were Sent to China from the Philippines
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It is reported that the Philippines government surrendered 78 Taiwanese suspects involved in telecom fraud to China at 6 a.m. April 4. MOJ feels sorry about that and proposes a severe protest.
Since the event that Taiwanese suspects conducted telecom fraud in Kenya happened, to improve the effectiveness of combating fraud, MOJ has collaborated Mainland Affairs Council Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to establish the “Inter-Agency Platform against Cross-Border Fraud” on June 3, 2016. To complete the legal system, MOJ has amended Money Laundering Control Act and Organized Crime Prevention Act. Besides, Taiwan High Prosecutors Office established the “Platform to recover money beyond the borders” to take the responsibility to dismantle cross-border telecom fraud and recover stolen money. Recently, courts in Taiwan has sentenced heavy punishment on the offenders committing telecom fraud crime according to the newly amended laws. There is even a case sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Mainland China should not use the light sentences in Taiwan as an excuse to send Taiwanese suspects to China from overseas.