TWO fugitives wanted for a fraud case in China were nabbed at the Nadi International Airport last weekend.
Following investigations by police officers from China, the two fugitives were escorted out of Fiji on Monday morning.
According to Chinese media reports, one of the fugitives fled China with 500 million yuan or about $150million in Fijian currency.
She is reported to have been the controller of Shanghai Fanxin Insurance Agency Company.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the two fugitives were off-loaded from a flight bound for Vanuatu at 7:30am last Saturday.
Ms Naisoro said Chen Jiang Jie and Yi Chen were intercepted on the flight following information received from the Chinese Embassy as they were wanted for a fraud case in China.
She said they were found with an additional passport, 838,500 Euros ($F2.1million) and $9460 in Hong Kong currency ($F2,284).
"Eight officers from China's Ministry of Public Security and China police arrived into the country on August 18 and conducted the investigation together with Fiji police and the Department of Immigration," she said.
"The two officers from the Ministry of Public Security currently on attachment with the Fiji Police Force were both instrumental in the successful operation.
"This is one of the outcomes of the partnership the Fiji Government continues to have with the People's Republic of China for the benefit of their people."