178 fake monks arrested in Inner Mongolia
Wed, Aug 11, 2010
China Daily/Asia News Network

By Jia Xu

MONGOLIA - More than 178 fake monks were arrested in Guyang County, Baotou city of north China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Aug 7, the North News reported on Wednesday.

The detained are all farmers from Henan province pretending to be monks to make money by selling medicines, curing illnesses and some by blackmailing or extorting.

Local police said the group was manipulated by an organized crime gang, which they will investigate further.







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