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  • Woman arrested on drug charges after almost 20 years on the run.

    The Immigration Police reported the arrest of Tatchathamat also known as Chatamach. Chatamach has an arrest warrant issued in her name from the Criminal Court in the year 2000 on charges of methamphetamine possession with the intention to distribute the substance. During the same period of time, 10 foreign suspects were also arrested by Thai officials. This includes 2 Nigerian men tied to a romance scam case, 1 Russian man tied to a fraud case in his country, and the arrest of 7 women for works relating to prostitution in Thailand.

    Chatamach went on the run while she was let out on bail. She flew to hide in Australia and stayed so long that she received an Australian Citizenship. The Investigation had discovered information that Chatamach was actually named Miss Wang in Australia. Then this year the Biometric system showed that Wang recently traveled into Thailand on 4 October 2019.

    Officials successfully arrested Wang in Thailand. The suspected admitted that she changed her name in hopes of changing her identity and has been on the run for almost 20 years in Thailand and in Australia.

    Officials also arrested Onyekach and Fean from Nigeria on charges of illegally entering into Thailand. The police believe both suspects have ties to the Amuji Odu Gang and his Thai wife arrested on 6 July 2019. The couple is responsible for romance scams carried on for 2 years with damages amounting to over 2 Million THB.

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

    Another case is the arrest of Sergey from Russia in Chonburi Province. Sergey had committed fraud in his country related to construction scams amounting to over 20 Million THB in damages. Furthermore, the Chonburi police also arrested 7 foreign women working as prostitutes in Pattaya’s famous Walking Street. 3 were from Egypt, 2 were from Uzbekistan, and 3 were from Wakanda.

    Facebook Caption: The police also arrested 10 foreign suspects tied to other crimes in the same period of time.

    Source: INN News

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  • Nigerian arrested connected to International Money-Laundering

    Police Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduang from the Immigration Police reported the arrest of Nzemeka 37 years old from Nigeria under the power of an arrest warrant issued by the Samut Prakan Court in Samut Prakan Province. His charges include fraud using fake information online and money-laundering. Nzemeka works with Nigerians and connected Thai citizens to move the money through an international money-laundering scheme. Nzemeka opened a company covered up as an exportation service that exchanged foreign currencies both in cash and through an underground banking system.

    In 2018, a group of criminals created multiple Romance Scams causing a great amount in damages towards the victims. The investigation police found a similar connection between the cases. There are 13 victims in many provinces that transferred over 2.9 Million THB to the Romance Scam Gang. The victims transferred money into the same account used by multiple Romance Scammers,

    Kanokkan a Thai woman was previously arrested in connection with the group. She would withdraw the money then deposit it into other accounts belonging to other members in the gang.

    The Police established that there are 10 suspects involved residing here in Thailand, 5 from Nigeria and 5 Thai citizens. All are committing acts considered as money-laundering.

    Nzemeka was arrested in August at a checkpoint on the Bangkok – Chonburi Motorway, Bangkok. The suspect has committed money laundering by opening up an export company in Thailand. The company specifically exports to African Countries and also exchanges money into foreign currencies. Customers will then carry the cash with them when they leave Thailand.  Another method is sending money to other countries through an underground banking system also known as “Hawala”.

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

    The police are working on other suspects connected to the Romance Scam Gang and also others who are involved in the international money-laundering scheme whether they are a foreigner or a local Thai.

    FB Caption:  There are 13 victims in many provinces that transferred over 2.9 Million THB to the Romance Scam Gang.

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