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20 Chinese nabbed for carrying out high-tech scams in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 16:16 GMT+7
20 Chinese nabbed for carrying out high-tech scams in Ho Chi Minh City
Fake police documents and other devices confiscated by officers on June 12, 2019. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Police

A total of 20 Chinese suspects have been arrested in Ho Chi Minh City for carrying out high-tech scams.

The municipal Department of Police confirmed on Wednesday it had swooped on a house on Vo Van Hat Street in Long Truong Ward, District 9.

Officers took 20 Chinese nationals into custody on charges of committing high-tech fraud.

More than 220 pages of documents, 19 notebooks containing fraud scripts, and two fake police certificates were found at the residence.

Law enforcement officers also confiscated 26 tablets, 46 mobile phones, six laptops, three noise generators which simulate the sound of police sirens, gunfire, office noise, laughter, and multiple walkie-talkies.

At the police station, the suspects admitted to committing the scams.

Devices used by the Chinese crime ring to carry out their scam. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City police

Devices used by the Chinese crime ring to carry out their scam. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Police

They claimed to have been posing as Chinese police and state agencies to deceive their victims and appropriate their property.

The ring set up a sound-proof room and turned on the noise generators before scamming the victims over the phone.

An investigation into the case is ongoing.

In late April, police in Nha Trang, a beach city in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, raided a local hotel and apprehended 40 Chinese suspects for committing similar high-tech fraud.

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