- Title: Nepal detains 122 Chinese for suspected cyber crime and bank fraud
- Date: 24th December 2019
- Summary: KATHMANDU, NEPAL (DECEMBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS) PARKED POLICE VAN READING (English): "METROPOLITAN POLICE CIRCLE, DURBARGMARG" DETAINED CHINESE SUSPECT IN VAN COVERING FACE DETAINED CHINESE SUSPECTS COVERING FACES, BEING BROUGHT TO POLICE STATION POLICE DETAINED CHINESE SUSPECTS COVERING FACES, BEING BROUGHT TO POLICE STATION DETAINED CHINESE SUSPECTS COVERING FACES AND STANDING SUSPECTS' HANDS CUFFED TO EACH OTHER VARIOUS OF DETAINED CHINESE SUSPECTS COVERING FACES VARIOUS OF DETAINED CHINESE SUSPECTS COVERING FACES GETTING INTO ARMOURED POLICE VAN VARIOUS OF ARMOURED POLICE VANS DRIVING OFF VARIOUS OF POLICE OFFICER STANDING OUTSIDE STATION PEOPLE WALKING OUTSIDE POLICE STATION
- Embargoed: 7th January 2020 11:32
- Keywords: Nepal. China bank fraud cyber crime suspects tourist
- Location: KATHMANDU, NEPAL
- City: KATHMANDU, NEPAL
- Country: Nepal
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBC2SEF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Police in Nepal have detained 122 Chinese men and women in its biggest crackdown on crime by foreigners entering the country on tourist visas, officials said on Tuesday (December 24).
Police officials in the capital Kathmandu said the suspects were rounded up in raids on Monday following information that they were engaged in suspicious activities.
The Chinese are suspected of cyber crime and hacking into bank cash machines, police officials said, adding that they were being held in different police stations and their passports and laptops had been seized.
Another senior police officer said the Chinese embassy knew about the raids and had supported the detentions.
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Chinese and Nepali police had cooperated on the case and China was willing to increase law-enforcement cooperation with its neighbour.
Nepal and China signed a treaty on mutual assistance in criminal matters during a visit to Nepal by President Xi Jinping in October.
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