In the Philippines, police, and immigration authorities have arrested more than 500 illegally working foreigners, mostly Chinese involved in telecommunications and investment scams.
Officials said, the 542 foreigners, who were arrested last night in metropolitan Manila, did not have work permits and were involved in defrauding victims mostly in China by blackmailing or tricking them into sending out money.
Police said China provided information that led to the arrests of more than 400 Chinese and other workers from Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Indonesia. This was one of the biggest mass arrests this year in the Philippines. (AIR NEWS)