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The Long Arm of Chinese Law Enforcement in Southeast Asia

Some of the 680 suspects apprehended in a Chinese-Cambodia crackdown on cross-border scam centers. Image via CCTV.

Two China Eastern planes chartered by the Ministry of Public Security arrived in Wuhan from Cambodia on Sunday carrying the last batch of 680 telecom fraud suspects apprehended in a joint Sino-Cambodian police operation earlier this month.

Soon after they disembarked, the 135 suspects were displayed for the media to send a message that China is working closely with other countries in the region to crack down on cross-border scams.

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