Indonesia extradites 6 economic fugitives to China

Police reportedly recover more than $4.8 million in assets and property as total number of captured suspects reaches 262

Indonesia extradites 6 economic fugitives to China

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Six wanted economic fugitives have been extradited to China from Indonesia, according to the ministry of public security.

Among those returned Sunday morning, three were wanted under Interpol Red Notices, with one suspect -- surnamed Chen – implicated in contract fraud involving around 10 million yuan ($1.63 million), according to a press release cited by state news agency Xinhua.

It also said police had recovered assets and property valued at 30 million yuan (more than $4.8 million).

Prior to the capture of the six latest suspects, 256 fugitives had been returned to China from more than 30 countries and regions following the launch of "Fox Hunt 2015" in April.

Operation Fox Hunt - led by the ministry’s Economic Crimes Investigation Bureau - is aimed at extraditing corrupt officials who have fled overseas and funneled millions of dollars in illicit funds out of China.

According to the Ministry, 680 suspects who had escaped to 69 countries and regions were apprehended between July-December last year under Operation Fox Hunt 2014 – more than four times the number of those caught the previous year.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Haziran 2015, 11:16