Chinese suspects to be deported

The 100 Chinese nationals arrested in Colombo on Friday over their involvement in telephone fraud, are to be deported.

According to the police media unit, the suspects are residents of China and Chinese Taipei.

The suspects had been produced in court after being arrested and remanded till January 7th, the police said.

However, moves are now underway to deport the suspects as soon as possible for them to be prosecuted in China.

The police today said that the arrest of the 100 suspects, carried out on a request by the Chinese police, could be termed as a successful joint operation between Sri Lanka and China.

Of those arrested were 74 men and 26 women, all between the ages of 20 and 30, the police media unit said.