Cash reward raised to $100,000 for capture of foreign prisoner who escaped prison in NE China
Published: Nov 19, 2021 12:43 AM


The cash reward to capture a foreign prisoner that escaped from a prison in Northeast China's Jilin Province about one month ago has been raised from 150,000 yuan ($23,489) to 700,000 yuan ($109,613), according to media reports.

A wanted notice issued on Tuesday by a local public security bureau in Dandong, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, was posted on the internet noting that anyone who reports key information directly leading to his arrest will receive the 700,000 yuan reward, Zhengzhou-based Zhengguan News reported on Thursday.

It has been confirmed by the local police and the local public security bureau that they are assisting the investigation. This does not mean the prisoner has escaped to the region, according to the report.

The Jilin prison and the police in the province have issued several notices to hunt down the prisoner. On November 14, the police raised the cash reward to 500,000 yuan ($78,295) to hunt down the foreign jail breaker

The escaped prisoner was born on October 13, 1982 and is 160 cm tall. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2014 for three crimes that include illegally crossing the national border and robbery with intent to cause serious injury. He was to be released and deported in 2023, according to media reports. 

The Jilin prison had said that the person wore prison clothes, a dark sweater and pants during the escape. On October 20, the Tongliao police, in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, issued a notice asking for assistance in the investigation as the prisoner might be in the region. He changed his clothes when got a ride from two trailer drivers passing through the region, according to the report by Zhengguan News.