Chinese drone-maker DJI said it will strengthen its efforts to fight graft within the company, following an internal investigation that found it had lost $150 million due to corruption.

In a statement (in Chinese) posted on its corporate website on Wednesday, DJI vowed to keep cracking down on corruption, saying it is the most serious problem [DJI] has encountered as it has expanded over the years.

Earlier this month, DJI placed 45 former and current employees under investigation for allegedly accepting perks for purchasing substandard products or paying above-market prices to suppliers. Of those under investigation, the company handed over 16 people to the police and fired 29 others. 

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen