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Thais, Chinese and Burmese arrested over Phuket’s 13 million baht ‘call centre’ gang

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Thais, Chinese and Burmese arrested over Phuket’s 13 million baht ‘call centre’ gang

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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“Police seized 8 laptops, 4 wi-fi routers, 150 mobile phones, 4 iPad tablets, one money counting machine, 135 credit cards, 6 ATM cards, 52 SIM cards, 13,568,570 baht in cash, 3,800 yuan cash and one new Mercedes Benz CLA 200.”

 

Representatives of the Tourist Police Bureau, based in Bangkok, have arrested 2 Thais, 22 Chinese and 1 Burmese who were allegedly working for a call-centre scam gang that has stolen some 13 million baht to date. The arrests happened in Patong today.

 

The arrests come after the Tourist Police were notified by Jilin Police in China that Jilin City has been badly affected by call centre gangs. Some victims have committed suicide over losses from gangs, some of them based in Patong, Phuket.  Jilin Police have worked with Thai Tourist Police to crack down on the call centre gangs in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/thais-chinese-and-burmese-arrested-over-phukets-13-million-baht-call-centre-gang

 
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Caption for picture should be....one for you,one for me,one for you,one for me.this crime would of gone on for years and right under the nose of Thai police.its only come to light because of the Chinese police.the only reason a lot of crimes and criminals are caught is because Thai sing like a bird when caught and try to save their skin.i do wonder if the victims will ever see some of their money back or if it gets lost.

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Eyes on the prize! Big Joke busts Phuket call centers and there's a whole lot of cash

 

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Picture: Thai Tourist Police Bureau

 

The Tourist Police Bureau website reported that crime buster extraordinary Surachet Hakpal had moved his operations to Phuket.

 

There in cooperation with Chinese police he has busted call center operations and got a lot of evidence.

 

Our picture today shows the Pol Maj Gen - the deputy commissioner of the tourist police known affectionately as Big Joke - with other high ranking officers eyeing a bag of cash containing 13.5 million baht.

 

The operation was conducted after the Thai authorities were contacted by Jeelin police in China. The area has suffered at the hands of Thai based call centers manned mostly by Chinese nationals.

 

They extorted money to such a degree that some people committed suicide, said the TPB website.

 

Twenty five arrests were made at a total of six locations in the Patong area of Phuket. Arrested were 22 Chinese - several of whom were on overstay. The others were two Thais and a Myanmar national.

 

A large cache of evidence including computer equipment, phones, electronic cards and a Mercedes Benz CLA were taken into evidence.

 

And that bag of cash containing 13,568,570 baht.

 

Source: Thai Tourist Police Bureau

 
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4 hours ago, Darcula said:

It's all a big joke, really.

Thanks for stopping by...               WITH A BRILLIANT COMMENT. 

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I used to get calls from them from time to time,

but my Mandarin is so broken that the callers get headaches.

 

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Funny how it takes the boys from Bangkok to come down and bust them in a big publicity stunt.

 

If they know these things are operating bust them at source. most agencies the lower ranks do the work- with the police it seems its all down to the Generals!

 

How often does one see 'Lt Col X arrested so and so' when in reality Sgt Somchai could have conducted the arrest.

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Could someone be so good as to explain to me why there would be so much cash in Thai Baht when the chinese in China are the ones being scammed?

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bloke on the left doing a mental count of how much is there.

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I still find it amazing that this guy is doing all this when in fact he doesn't even have the power of arrest.  He's part of the Tourist Police who have no power.  I guess he collects the evidence and passes it on to the main police.  Anyway, well done him!

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Come on Thai, Chinese and Burmese WAKE UP. There are NO GREAT PAYING JOBS JUST WAITING FOR YOU IN THAILAND. If so I would already have one. Like the rat/mouse once you're in the Trap you stay there until the joint governments bust your call (SLAVE) center.

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Representatives of the Tourist Police Bureau, based in Bangkok, have arrested 2 Thais, 22 Chinese and 1 Burmese who were allegedly working for a call-centre scam gang 

Ah, those quality tourists again. Place is awash with dodgy Chinese pulling all kinds of scams and indifferent mafia crap....hell, even the government and ruling elite are all half-Chinese. 

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Ya gotta love the looks on big jokes two offsiders

The one next to him is thinking,,  sh*t I've never seen that much money

And the other one is thinking,, how can I get my hands on that loot

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