Thailand’s Tourist Police are presently investigating all 1,400 Nigerians residing in Thailand after current Romance Scams as 5 extra Nigerians had been arrested arrested.
Briefing journalists throughout a press convention on Saturday, September 15, Thailand’s Tourist Police Pol Maj-Basic Surachet Hakpal mentioned that the Tourist police will quickly conclude their concentrate on all 1,400 Nigerians dwelling in Thailand.
Surachet mentioned police would recheck Nigerians dwelling in Thailand to make sure they are dwelling in accordance with the needs they acknowledged of their entry visa functions.
Surachet mentioned singling out everything of 1 nationality for police consideration was needed after “many Nigerians” had been discovered to be participating in romance scams deceiving Thai women. He mentioned 5 Nigerians had been arrested in romance scams.
Talking in the course of the press convention, he shared the progress up to now of a police crackdown on romance scams.
Surachet mentioned 5 Nigerians and 12 Thai accomplices from eight gangs had been arrested from 39 areas in Chon Buri, Surat Thani, Trat, Phitsanulok, Bangkok and different provinces for deceiving 48 marriage-seeking Thai women out of Bt5.9 million.
The suspects had been members of eight totally different networks of on-line love scammers preying on Thai women.
Mixed groups of police arrested the suspects in Bangkok, Chon Buri, Nakhon Si Thammarat and different provinces between Aug 30 and Sept 13 following complaints by victims duped into wiring cash into scammers’ financial institution accounts.
Surachet beforehand launched an ongoing collection of nationwide raids centered on vacationers and migrant employees. The raids had been initially labelled as “Operation Black Eagle”.
He was in August given the extra job of assistant spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prawit Wongsuwan.
Police have been monitoring down folks concerned in on-line romance scams since January. Up to now, there have been 140 instances with injury amounting to 81 million baht.”