19 Chinese, 10 French, and 2 Burmese suspects arrested
There have been 3 latest cases by the Immigration Police with arrests of Chinese, French, and Burmese suspects. Police Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang from the Immigration Bureau reported the 3 cases that took place around the same time period.
Beginning with the first case on the arrest of 10 French Citizens involved in a call center gang based in Bangkok. Investigation officials were notified of a European gang renting a building in Thonglor 25. Information was that the gang had connections with an international network. Officials have been keeping a close eye on the gang since 23 December 2019. Then on 8 January 2020 officials requested a search warrant from the criminal court. Officials discovered that the 2nd and 4th floor of the building was used as the base of operations. The rooms were filled with computers that were online. 10 French citizens were in the building, 7 males and 3 females. 9 traveled into the country with a travel visa while 1 had a working permit that wasn’t consistent with the information given to officials.
The suspects stated that they have been working for about a month. Most of their customers are from France and Belgium. The gang tells their customers that they are a representative from a Singaporean company and are able to help with accounting services, including tax deduction. Their working times are after sunset when it is office hours in European nations.
The next case involves 19 Chinese suspects with the name “Dragon Gang” in Chonburi Province. The gang has been selling overpriced amulets to Chinese tourists in Thailand using false advertisements. The suspects will claim that the amulets are from famous temples in Thailand and hold powerful abilities to benefit the owner’s life. The amulets are sold at much higher prices than the actual value. None of the suspects have work permits.
The 3rd and last case is the arrest of 2 Burmese citizens who are husband and wife. Officials received information about a Burmese couple who are fortune tellers giving out lucky numbers for the lottery at a price of 100 THB per Thai person. Officials went to visit the couple and discovered that their working permits allow only construction works, what they are doing does not match the information given to the police. Both have been arrested and sent to the Tung Lung Police Station in Songkhla Province for prosecution.
FB Caption: 10 French Citizens were found inside a building on Thonglor 25, Bangkok.
Source: INN News