Thai Authorities Capture Chinese Suspect in Bangkok Allegedly Involved in Transnational Criminal Organization and Money Laundering


On April 29th, 2024, the Thai Central Investigative Bureau (CIB) and relevant agencies captured a Chinese suspect in Phasi Charoen, Bangkok, for alleged transnational criminal organization involvement, money laundering, and forged computer data.

According to the police report, in November of 2023, the police arrested a group of call center scammers who allegedly created fake CIB websites to scam others. Upon further police investigation, the police captured five more suspects including a Chinese suspect, publicly identified only as Mr. Chen, and four Thai suspects allegedly involved in money laundering and part of a transnational criminal organization (call scammers).

It was reported that Chen held an elite visa that allowed him to stay in Thailand for five years but in reality, was running illegal businesses.

Furthermore, 11 million baht in cash and other valuable assets of more than 42 million baht were confiscated by the investigative police for further legal proceedings.

This call scammer gang had its base operating in Cambodia and reportedly had more than 70 billion baht in circulation. Many victims filed reports to the police about more than 30 cases regarding this call scammer gang, according to the police.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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