A total of 34 Taiwanese citizens have been deported from Thailand, after serving two years in jail for their involvement in telecoms fraud in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, officials have confirmed.
The Taiwanese nationals — 32 men and two women — recently completed their two-year sentences in the province of Chiang Mai, after being convicted of engaging in telecoms fraud from a rural part of the province, according to information provided by Thai police.
The deportees were brought to Bangkok, handed over to Taiwanese police at the airport and put on a plane to Taiwan, Taiwan’s representative office in Thailand said.
In recent years, there have been a number of cases in which Taiwanese citizens have been arrested on charges of fraud in Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Some of those arrested have been deported to China at the insistence of Beijing, which has claimed that many of the victims of the fraud are in China.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel