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China catches 2,566 fugitives, recovers US$1.2 billion

Beijing found them after they had fled to more than 90 countries and regions

March 26, 2017 2:03 PM (UTC+8)

China has captured 2,566 fugitives who had fled to more than 90 countries and regions and recovered 8.6 billion yuan (US$1.2 billion) of illicit funds from 2014 to 2016, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

Among them, 1,283 turned themselves in or were persuaded to return to China, Xinhua reported, citing a statement issued by the office in charge of pursuing fugitives under the central anti-graft coordination group.

A total of 410 were members of the Communist Party or official staff.

So far, 39 suspects of China’s 100 most-wanted have returned, according to the Xinhua report.

As part of President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign “Sky Net,” China published a list of 100 most-wanted fugitives in 2015, all subject to Interpol red notice arrest warrants.

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