Chinese police cracked 7,802 tax-related cases, arrested 6,993
suspects and retrieved economic losses valued at 36 billion yuan
(about five billion U.S. dollars) in 2007, the Ministry of Public
Security (MPS) said on Wednesday.
Last year, public security departments joined with
administrations of taxation to fight the increasingly rampant
crimes of tax evasion and tax fraud in various regions and
industries, the MPS said.
Police probed 3,511 cases involving issuing false or
tax-offsetting invoices, arrested 2,979 suspects and retrieved 9.2
billion yuan last year, according to the ministry.
Since August 2006, public security departments have launched a
series of special campaigns against spreading illegal information
by texts or faxes on issuing or selling fake invoices.
During the investigations, the authorities cracked 2,963 cases
of issuing or selling fake invoices, detained 1,917 suspects,
confiscated 10,510,000 fake invoices and smashed 101 illegal
invoice printing operations, it said.
Public security departments said they would intensify the
crackdown on tax-related crimes this year and maintain the normal
(Xinhua News Agency February 14, 2008)