Brig. Gen. Mohammad Iqbal, a spokesman of the Indonesian Police, noted in a short message here on Wednesday that the suspects comprised five Indonesian females and six Indonesian males as well as 103 Chinese of which 11 were females and 92 males.
"They were arrested at three different locations in Bali," Iqbal revealed, adding that the arrest was made on Tuesday at the Mutiara Abianbase complex, Mengwi, Badung; Bedahulu Street XI/39, Denpasar; and Gatsu Street I/9, Denpasar.
The suspects committed the crime using internet as a media to hoodwink the victims and pretended to be Chinese law enforcement personnel.
Using advanced technology, the suspect made a call and said it was from the Chinese police and judiciary institutions.
"After being intimidated, the victims sent the money demanded by the suspects," he added.
The police have seized 51 telephones, five laptops, 82 passports, 53 cellular phones, 18 routers, two printers, and 27 hubs.
Reported by Anita Permata Dewi