Three suspects were returned to China as part of the Fox Hunt campaign against economic fugitives, police in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region said on Thursday.
The Fox Hunt campaign targets economic crime suspects who have fled overseas.
According to the police in the city of Ordos, the three suspects committed fraud and scammed more than 300 million yuan (43.6 million U.S. dollars) from the public by crowdfunding and promising high returns. The head of the ring surnamed Wang fled abroad after they failed to pay back the high returns to those who invest with them.
The other two suspects fled overseas soon after.
Police investigation showed that Wang has very complicated social connections and used several identities.
The three were seized after six months of investigation, local police said.
No further detail of the case was disd, and the case is still under investigation.