Wanted Taiwanese Man Arrested in Bangkok for Covid-19 Medicine Related Scam


A wanted Taiwanese man was arrested in Bangkok after opening a front medicine company and operating a stock scam with millions of baht in damages and 10,000 victims during the Covid-19 crisis, say Thai police and Immigration.

The Thai Immigration Office revealed to the press on Friday (May 26th) that the Taiwanese man identified only as MR. HUANG, 61, is a wanted suspect in his own country. He entered Thailand with a ‘Vanuatu’ passport on February 5th, 2021 and with a ‘THAILAND ELITE PRIVILEGE CARD’. He stayed at a luxury condominium in Pratunam.

His visa has now been temporarily withdrawn. Mr. Huang admitted to officers that he is the wanted suspect and that he escaped to Singapore from Taiwan before he entered Thailand.

He allegedly operated a company that produced medicine during Covid-19, however was actually a front to deceive potential clients. They produced fake financial reports about the company to defraud victims to buy stocks and medicine, which of course did not actually exist. There were more than 10,000 victims with millions of baht in damages.

The Taiwanese Police seized properties worth more than 60 million baht from Mr. Huang and issued arrest warrants for 29 suspects in his company, which police say was actually a gang of organized scammers. 27 of the other suspects have since been arrested.

Mr. Huang had fled to Singapore and then Thailand but the long arm of the law caught up to him and he would be deported to Taiwan to face numerous legal charges.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.