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Jakarta Post

Record number of foreigners arrested

  • Mariel Grazella and Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 11 2011   /  08:00 am

The National Police arrested a record number of foreign nationals in an Asia-wide sting for a syndicate of defrauders who exploited the Internet to swindle their victims, various reports revealed on Friday.

The National Police detective unit in cooperation with the Jakarta Police have arrested 170 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals in at least 10 different locations across Jakarta, Serpong and Bekasi based on a request filed by the Chinese and Taiwanese police forces.

National Police deputy spokesman Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar said the suspects were part of a cyber crime syndicate, with arrests simultaneously conducted in Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand.

“The arrest in Indonesia is the largest,” Boy said.

The Cambodian Police arrested 66 Chinese and one Vietnamese while the Thai Police arrested
one Taiwanese and three Thais, various media groups reported on...