Updated: 05/02/2014 11:13 | By Agence France-Presse

58 arrested in Philippines over global 'sextortion' network: Interpol

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.

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