33 arrested over traffic accident com...

33 arrested over traffic accident compensation racket in China

Police in southwest China have arrested 33 suspected members of a gang accused of faking more than 100 traffic accidents to extort compensation from hapless victims, local media reported. The arrests were made earlier this month by police in Sichuan province, following a tip-off from a member of the public, who said that his father, a part-time motorcycle taxi rider, was tricked out of 12,000 yuan in October, Chengdu Commercial Daily reported on Tuesday, citing a police statement.

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