Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Wednesday opened a new unit that will be dedicated to combatting fraud, both at home and abroad, in collaboration with various government agencies.
At the opening ceremony, Interior Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (???) said the establishment of the unit was an indication of the government's resolve to fight cross-border fraud.
The fraud unit will work in collaboration with investigators, prosecutors and relevant government agencies, he said.
The unit was established in line with a directive from Yeh after he received a report on July 18 from the CIB on its efforts to combat fraud and drug crimes.
Yeh directed the CIB to set up a unit to better trace and monitor the financial links to fraud rings, prevent Taiwanese nationals from engaging in fraud in foreign countries, and introduce regulations to effectively curb fraud in Taiwan.
After more than a month of preparation, the center has been established, marking a big stride forward in the country's anti-fraud efforts and setting the stage for the government to take action against Taiwan-run telecom fraud ring operating overseas, the interior ministry said.
At the opening ceremony, Yeh also lauded the work of Taiwan's police, citing a recent public opinion survey by National Chung Cheng University that showed 73.7 percent public satisfaction with the police's efforts to maintain public order and safety.
Source: Focus Taiwan