外文标题：Bangladesh police arrest 37 China, Taiwan nationals
DHAKA: Bangladesh security forces have arrested 37 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals 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.
"They rented the building to run an 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.
"We've examined their papers. They don't have any work permit to operate in Bangladesh," he added.
The foreigners — most aged in their twenties and thirties — were paraded before local media along with seized telecoms equipment late on Sunday after the raid in capital's Uttara district.
Phone companies in Bangladesh offering international calls — including through VoIP services -- must obtain a licence from the nation's telecoms regulator, ensuring large revenues for the government.
The RAB has busted dozens of illegal VoIP businesses in the past. The VoIP business has been booming in the country thanks to the more than 10 million Bangladeshis who live and work overseas.
they'll be freed soon...after all who'll mess up with China...
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Good and brave act.
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Veerendra Nethi (Bangalore)
Great & brave efforts from Bangladesh, Indian government need to learn from them as being a small country how much daring it has to go against China.
Narotam Bansal (LUDHIANA)
NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO THE ARRESTED PEOPLE..
Sing Sing (HOLLAND)
THE CHINEES ARE IN THE MOST TO DO THIS THINGS EVEN IN INDIA ITS HAPPEN BUT THE GOVERNMENT DOING NOTHING .
just let them go....please
VOIP is the future.
SARANATHAN Lakshminarasimhan ()
chineese are always intruders need to be tackled carefully
girishck2005 k ()
China is planning to monopolize Indian Ocean also. Chinese trawlers are often seen in Arabian Sea.
Sachish (Dinhata) replies to girishck2005 k
Most of them are Taiwanese citizen,rival to China and close ally of USA.
Even Bangladesh has the courage to act against the Chinese intruders , but India doesn't.