Police and China Embassy issue joint statement on 77 whisked to China
A request for assistance was extended to the Fiji Police Force from the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Public Security regarding the group’s alleged involvement in certain illegal activities which were in breach of their visa conditions.
The Fiji Police Force and the Department of Immigration facilitated the protocol and approval was sought from relevant authorities whereby the investigation into the alleged activities began.
The month long operation has seen Fijian law enforcement agencies deal with the alleged breaches in visa conditions in accordance with relevant laws and regulations of Fiji.
Following a thorough investigation conducted by the three law enforcement agencies, we can confirm that no Fijian was a victim of the group’s alleged illegal activities.
These 77 Chinese nationals have been sent back to China from Fiji on Aug. 4, 2017. It is reported that the above mentioned Chinese nationals are suspected to be involved in more than 50 telecom and online fraud cases targeting Chinese citizens in China amounting to more than 6 million yuan (892,000 U.S. dollars). The case is under further investigation in China.
The successful outcome of the collaboration under the MOU is a testament of the two countries ongoing commitment in maintaining law and order in our respective countries.
It shows the importance of strengthening law enforcement cooperation between our two countries.
Source: Fiji Police Force Media Cell