In some cases, the target would even simulate the questioning process of the investigation beforehand or ask their relatives working at judicial organs for help, it said.
A local official was very careful with his phone. He bought multiple phone cards, used unregistered phones to talk with his accomplices and met with them at secret places, according to Mao Jianbiao, a local corruption investigator in Hangzhou City of Zhejiang Province.
“When questioning the targets, we must pay attention to our tone and our methods,” said Mao, adding sometimes they have to find ways to split up the targets to acquire confession.
“No matter how cunning the fox is, it will never outwit the hunter,” said another graft-buster.