Corruption in China

Chinese police bring 2 suspects back from Malaysia

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 11:56am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 11:56am

Police have escorted two Chinese men accused of involvement in economic crimes back from Malaysia, including one who fled China eight years ago, the Ministry of Public Security said.

The Malaysian law enforcement authorities helped the Chinese police to apprehend the suspects who were hiding in Malaysia, the ministry said in a statement on Friday on its website.

Li Yansong fled China last year and is accused of amassing 350 million yuan (HK$443 million) in loans by defrauding financial institutions in 2011 and 2012, the statement said.

In a separate case, Wang Jianguo allegedly used bogus invoices to claim more than 7 million yuan in export tax refunds between August 2004 and January 2005, and fled China in 2005.

China has dispatched police liaison officers to 23 countries to cooperate with international law enforcement, the Ministry of Public Security said earlier this year.

In recent months, police have escorted Chinese nationals suspected of crimes, including kidnapping and murder, back from Russia and Venezuela.

Since 2008, Chinese police have worked with nearly 100 countries to detect cross-border criminal activities including cybercrimes, drug and people trafficking, intellectual property infringement and transnational prostitution, according to the ministry in March.