Wanted economic fugitive returned to China

GMT 19:29 2015 Saturday ,09 May

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Chinese police escort Li Huabo (C)
Beijing - XINHUA

The second suspect from China's "100 most wanted economic fugitives" list was repatriated Saturday as part of operation "Sky Net".

The Sky Net campaign aims to return fugitives for trial.

Li Huabo, a former local official in east China's Jiangxi Province, fled the country in January 2011 has since remained in Singapore, according to a statement issued by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).

Li is suspected of embezzling 94 million yuan (15.4 million U.S. dollars).

Although China and Singapore have no extradition treaty, both sides carried out cooperative law enforcement. Li's assets were frozen and he was arrested.

He was sentenced to 15 months in prison by a Singapore court for "dishonestly accepting stolen property" and repatriated after serving the sentence.

In April, Interpol's National Central Bureau of China issued a list detailing 100 people wanted by China as the hunt for economic fugitives intensifies.

The first was captured on April 25.

According to the CCDI, those on the list were only a fraction of the targets.

China will strengthen cooperation with other countries and bring them to face justice, according to the central authority's anti-graft coordination group.

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