20 Taiwanese arrested for online fraud

Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 21 2016 09:02 PM

CEBU CITY- Around 20 Taiwanese nationals were arrested in a raid by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in a six-storey house in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City on Monday afternoon.

The Taiwanese were involved in online fraud, the NBI said. 

The suspects would contact retired public officials and blackmail them by saying that there is a case filed against them. They will then ask for money to settle the case. 

The NBI found a barrel where the suspects threw and burned the fake documents used against their victims. 

Authorities also confiscated gadgets they used for their modus operandi.

The NBI was still interrogating the suspects as of posting.