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Published: Friday May 2, 2014 MYT 11:12:00 AM
Updated: Friday May 2, 2014 MYT 11:14:02 AM

58 arrested in Philippines over global 'sextortion' network

MANILA, May 2, 2014 (AFP) - Fifty-eight people have been arrested in the Philippines for their involvement in a giant, global Internet "sextortion" network, local police and Interpol announced in a joint press conference on Friday.

Victims in foreign countries have been lured by people in the Philippines into giving sexually explicit photos or videos about themselves online, then blackmailed for many thousands of dollars, the authorities said.

Tags / Keywords: philippines, sextortion, manila, interpol

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