Tencent, the largest gaming company in the world, announced on PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) official Weibo account that it has helped law enforcement in Pingyang County, Zhejiang Province to crackdown on a criminal organization involved in the development, distribution, promotion, and selling of PUBG cheating plug-ins.

A total of 34 suspects were arrested in the crackdown, the company said in the Weibo post (in Chinese). The operations were carefully devised, involving operations that were part of a larger network of illegal activities.

According to Tencent, it has been working with Pingyang police since its cybersecurity team noticed a number of accounts promoting PUBG cheating plug-ins on social media platforms back in May,

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.