Japanese people wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping arcade in Tokyo. Photo: AP
Japanese people wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping arcade in Tokyo. Photo: AP

Japanese man arrested in Indonesia over Covid relief fraud, estimated at US$7.3 million

  • Mitsuhiro Taniguchi was wanted by police over pandemic subsidy fraud with an estimated value of US$7.3 million, and left Japan for Indonesia in October 2020
  • He was found in a fish trader’s house on Sumatra island where he had been staying after telling the owner he wanted to invest in fisheries

Japanese people wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping arcade in Tokyo. Photo: AP
Japanese people wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping arcade in Tokyo. Photo: AP
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