An organized crime group in Shaanxi employing high-tech solutions to help students cheat at exams were recently taken down by police.
According to NetEase, the bust took place on January 13 in Xian’s Weiyang county. Police uncovered a huge stash of electronic equipment used to feed answers to students sitting exams.
Among the haul were wallets equipped with radio transmitters, glasses capable of playing audio recordings and a device which can receive and display paragraphs of text.
Police found the gang after noticing a suspicious car parked by the side of the road with a large antenna. After moving in to ask questions of the two occupants, police discovered three radio transmitters, two walkie talkies, seven mobile phones and several bank cards in their possession.
A raid on the suspects’ residence uncovered over 180 pieces of electronic equipment which was being used to aid students in cheating at exams.
33-year-old Meng Mou, one of the criminals detained, was already wanted by police in Henan for taking part in similar activities.
After graduating from university in 2013, Meng was unable to find a job and so began his operations in Henan, Shanxi and Gansu provinces. Police estimate that Meng has aided over 5000 students cheat in their exams.
In June of 2014, an equally as impressive haul of electronic equipment used to subvert the course of academic rigor was uncovered by police in Sichuan.
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By Kitty Lai