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US$1m con exposed by on-fire van

A MAN has been detained in connection with an alleged fraud involving goods worth over 7 million yuan (US$1 million) after a van caught fire in the Pudong New Area.

Police launched an investigation after the vehicle was engulfed in flames next to the Xuelin Road Station on Metro Line 13 at 7:40am on March 22. The fire was extinguished and no one was injured.

Inside police found the remains of deliveries from an Internet mall but all the packets appeared to have been opened.

The van belonged to a man surnamed Ju.

Further investigations found that it was Ju who had ordered the items from the Internet mall with non-existent addresses and contact numbers.

He burnt the van after taking all the items thinking they would be counted as lost.

When confronted with the police’s findings, Ju confessed to the fraud. He had opened all the packages in the van and then set the vehicle on fire.

Police have recovered all the items taken from the packages, including 18 luxury watches, 92 expensive headsets, 22 luxury garments, a digital camera and 766 prepaid cards.


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