Bangladesh police arrest 37 from China, Taiwan in illegal Internet phone operation
DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh security forces have arrested 37 Chinese and Taiwanese after raiding an illegal Internet telephone operation they were allegedly running in an upscale Dhaka neighbourhood, an official said on Monday.
Officers from the elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided the apartment block late on Sunday and arrested the foreigners over the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) operation offering cheap international calls, RAB spokesman Habibur Rahman said.
"The rented the building to run illegal VoIP business. The foreigners include seven women. Thirty-two of them are Taiwanese and the rest Chinese.
They'll be handed over to a police station today," he told AFP.