Thai police arrest members of transnational scam gang, 30-M baht seized

Thai police arrest members of transnational scam gang, 30-M baht seized

SOUTHEAST Asian countries, including Thailand, witnessed a rising trend of various transnational organized crime including call center scams.

Police officers in Thailand busted the hybrid scam gang known as “Lock Star.”

Police raided four locations in Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Nonthaburi, and Pathum Thani where the syndicate group operates.

Six suspected members were arrested while cash and other assets worth 30 million baht were seized.

The police received reports from victims who were tricked to install an app and invest into a digital currency which promised high returns.

The suspects were charged with money laundering, colluding in participating in a transnational crime organization, and public fraud, among others.

Southeast Asia is witnessing rising cases of online scam centers that are swindling billions of dollars from victims, according to a recent report.

 

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