THE Government of China has set up police stations in Nigeria and in over 20 other countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and in Africa.
This is done in a bid to control the outgrowing cases of cyber crimes and other telecommunication crimes done by Chinese who are residing outside China.
This was disclosed in an investigate report titled: ‘110 OVERSEAS: Chinese Transnational Policing Gone Wild’.
In Nigeria, the police station has been situated in Benin City with the name Service Station, in Maseru, Lesotho and also in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
The report quoted the Minqing County Procuratorate, Fujian, Li Riqin, as saying, “The procuratorial work involving overseas Chinese is long-term. The procuratorial and overseas Chinese should cooperate closely and strengthen interaction to normalize the mechanisms such as information exchange, legal publicity, joint visits and joint meetings.
“They should give full play to the ‘four major procuratorial’ functions of the procuratorial organs in criminal, civil, administrative and public interest litigation.”
“Through the establishment of overseas service centers, Qingtian County Police has made breakthroughs in its overseas pursuit of fugitives. Since 2018, the Qingtian police have detected and solved six criminal cases related to overseas Chinese, successfully arrested a red notice fugitive, and persuaded two suspects to surrender under the assistance from the Overseas centers,” the report stated.
According to the investigative report, China has designated nine countries as having serious fraud, telecom fraud and web crimes, and Chinese nationals are no longer allowed to stay in those countries without “good reason.”
The “Overseas Police Service Stations” are being used in these operations on five continents, often using local “Chinese Overseas Home Associations” linked to the CCP’s United Front Work, and these operations eschew official bilateral police and judicial cooperation and violate the international rule of law, and may violate the territorial integrity of third countries involved in setting up a parallel policing mechanism using illegal methods, the report stated.