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Myanmar has handed over 10 individuals, including warlords, to China who are wanted for their alleged role in running online fraud centers. These centers have flourished during the pandemic and have trapped and forced tens of thousands of foreign nationals to run scams. The Chinese embassy praised the cooperation between China and Myanmar in international police affairs.
Myanmar has extradited 10 people, including notorious warlords, to China, where they are wanted for their alleged role in running abusive online and telephone fraud centres in which tens of thousands of foreign nationals are trapped and forced to run scams.
The fraud centers that target people in China and other countries have become prolific during the COVID-19 pandemic. China estimates that about 44,000 people have been involved, including victims of human trafficking. The extradited individuals include Bai Suocheng, a Chinese warlord who has effectively ruled northeast Myanmar. Chinese authorities have offered rewards for the capture of these individuals implicated in the scam centers.
The centres which target people in China as well as in other countries - have flourished since the Covid-19 pandemic and China says about 44,000 people have been involved, including victims of human trafficking.