1 Jul 2019

Six Chinese nationals arrested in Vanuatu over internet scam

11:14 am on 1 July 2019

Authorities in Vanuatu have arrested six Chinese nationals for operating an internet scam from the country.

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Photo: RNZ / Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor

The Daily Post reported that Chinese law enforcement officials arrived in Vanuatu shortly before the arrests, and helped identify premises in Port Vila.

The newspaper added that the joint Chinese-Vanuatu operation was approved by the internal affairs minister, Andrew Napuat.

It is understood the group are likely to be handed over to the Chinese authorities to be returned there.