China's ministry of public security revealed that it has so far detained more than 8,700 people belonging to 210 gangs for their involvement in online crimes.
More than 4,100 internet-related fraud cases have been solved and 150 million yuan ($24.50 million) in economic losses has been recovered since the ministry launched a campaign against online crimes in June, Xinhua reported citing the ministry.
AdvertisementLast month, police from 13 provincial- and municipal-level regions busted 42 gangs and arrested 140 people allegedly involved in an online video fraud in China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, according to the ministry.
The suspects allegedly stole contact details of users to log into QQ, a popular instant messaging programme, and record fake video chats that they used to defraud their victims' relatives and friends, according to the statement.
Several vehicles, computers and mobile phones used to commit the crimes were seized by police.