China Public Security Strengthen Cooperation In Police Law Enforcement Along The Southwest Border With Myanmar (Burma)
Police in China and Myanmar detain 269 in cyber scam crackdown in a joint operation that brings down 11 criminal call center bases in northern Myanmar in one of the biggest stings of cybercrime gangs in this Southeast Asian country. It is the latest in Beijing’s efforts to root out fraudsters who frequently target Chinese nationals
According to the China Ministry of Public Security – Translated from Chinese
China severely cracked down on telecommunications network fraud crimes involving China in northern Myanmar in accordance with the law, and major results have been achieved. They successfully destroyed 11 telecommunications network fraud centers and arrested 269 criminal suspects.
On September 9, under the organization and deployment of the China Ministry of Public Security and the Yunnan Provincial Public Security Department, the Xishuangbanna public security organs, relying on the border policing law enforcement cooperation mechanism, launched a joint crackdown operation with relevant local law enforcement departments in Myanmar and destroyed 3 telecom network fraud centers in northern Myanmar in one fell swoop, arresting 11 telecom network fraud suspects. Among them, 269 are Chinese, 186 are Burmese, 66 are Vietnamese, 15 are Malaysian, 2 are behind-the-scenes “gold owners”, organization leaders and backbones, and 21 are online fugitives, including a 13 murder fugitive who has absconded for years. A large number of crime tools, such as computers, mobile phones, mobile phone cards, bank cards, and fraudulent scripts were seized at the scene. At present, the Chinese criminal suspect has been handed over to us, and the public security organs will thoroughly investigate the facts of his violation and crime and severely punish him according to law.
Since the beginning of this year, there have been many and high incidences of telecommunications network fraud crimes involving China in northern Myanmar, which has led to a series of criminal activities such as smuggling and illegal detention, which have seriously infringed on the property safety and legitimate rights and interests of the Chinese people, and the broad masses of the people deeply hate them. The Ministry of Public Security attaches great importance to this, comprehensively strengthens the comprehensive study and judgment of telecommunications network fraud crimes involving China in northern Myanmar, carefully analyzes the types of fraud methods, finds out the fraud centers and personnel, and collects evidence of fixed crimes. Recently, the public security organs have investigated and sorted out a number of clues of illegal crimes involving China in northern Myanmar, and the relevant fraud centers mainly involve fraud crimes such as impersonating leading acquaintances, false investment and financial management, and impersonating the logistics customer service of charging providers, and related to more than 1100,1 cases of telecommunications network fraud nationwide, involving a total amount of 2 million yuan. On the basis of fully grasping the facts and evidence of the crime, the Ministry of Public Security deployed and directed the Yunnan public security organs to strengthen border policing law enforcement cooperation, and successfully destroyed the above-mentioned fraud centers together with relevant local law enforcement departments in Myanmar, severely cracking down on the arrogance of fraudsters and forming a strong deterrent.
The relevant responsible person of the Ministry of Public Security said that the current situation of telecommunications network fraud crimes, especially telecommunications network fraud crimes involving China in northern Myanmar, is severe and complicated, and the public security organs will further intensify the crackdown and resolutely safeguard the safety of people’s lives and property. At the same time, we will actively work with relevant departments to further improve the responsibility system and form a joint force for coordinated crackdown and governance. In response to situations in which the masses report to the police that their relatives are in distress, the public security organs will, on the basis of a full investigation, increase the intensity of diplomatic involvement and rescue, and protect their personal safety and lawful rights and interests to the greatest extent. In particular, in cases where some trapped persons are illegally detained abroad, the public security organs will strengthen police law enforcement cooperation, and urge law enforcement departments in relevant countries and regions to increase their efforts and severely punish criminals. The public security organs will investigate the process of leaving the country and the circumstances of their overseas activities in accordance with the law for those who leave the country to engage in telecommunications network fraud activities and will pursue legal responsibility if they constitute illegal crimes such as illegally crossing the national (border) border or fraud.
The public security organs have warned telecommunications network fraud criminals, especially those lurking abroad, to clearly understand the situation, restrain themselves from the precipice, immediately stop telecommunications network fraud and related criminal activities, return to China as soon as possible and turn themselves in, and strive for leniency. The general public is requested to improve security precautions and legal awareness, and do not be tempted by “high-paying recruitment” to engage in fraudulent activities abroad, otherwise they will face severe legal sanctions.