CHINA: ALLEGED CHINESE CRIMINAL RINGLEADER EXTRADITED FROM PHILIPPINES
April 1, 2011: An alleged criminal ringleader in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality was extradited from the Philippines where she had been hiding.
Wang Wanning, who is suspected of organizing and leading a criminal gang, forcing women into prostitution, organizing a prostitution ring, illegal imprisonment, and bribery, was extradited to Chongqing.
Wang's gang was caught in June 2009. Eleven of the gang members, including Wang's sister Wang Ziqi, received death penalties or jail terms ranging from 2.5 to 19 years.
Wang Wanning allegedly fled to Austria and the Philippines and was caught on March 30 in a restaurant in Manila's Chinatown district by police from China and the Philippines, said a spokesman for the Chongqing municipal public security bureau.
Close cooperation between Interpol and police authorities of China, Austria and the Philippines made the arrest successful, the spokesman said. (Sources: Xinhua, 02/04/2011)