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Indian man, 27 Thai women arrested over fake marriage scam

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Indian man, 27 Thai women arrested over fake marriage scam

By The Nation

 

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An Indian man and 27 Thai women have been arrested in connection with a fake-marriage registration scam that enabled Indians to get residential visas in Thailand, a senior police officer announced on Monday.


Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakpal, immigration bureau chief and deputy head of the technology crime suppression centre, said Wikrom Layerhi (not official spelling) had been arrested on a charge of being a broker to arrange for Thai women to register fake marriages with Indian nationals.

 

The arrest was made following a long investigation, and 27 Thai women have also been taken into custody, he added.

 

Surachate said police found that the women had been hired for Bt8,000 to Bt10,000 each to register their marriages with Indians, so that the men could be granted residential visas.

 

The 27 women arrested were, however, found never to have stayed with the Indians with whom they had registered their marriages.

 

One of the women is 70 years old and has a family, including children, Surachate said.

 

Police have checked more than 8,000 Indians living in Thailand and found that 127 of them unlawfully obtained residential visas, which have since been revoked, he explained. 

 

Thirty-six of the 127 men have been deported.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30362219

 
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2 minutes ago, overherebc said:

What's a 'residential visa?'

many countries call that a 'PR'    permanent residence

 

maybe the Chief was gleaning/copying words from foreign sources? India? 

but Australia has it too. With 'PR' you can stay in country, get medicare etc etc, all without ever worrying about Citizenship.

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A fairly predictable racist troll post has been removed.

Please keep your posts on topic and polite, to avoid the same fate.

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2 hours ago, overherebc said:

What's a 'residential visa?'

I would assume they mean O-visa, but surely Immigration would sus out quickly that it was a fake marriage. The men don't even live with the women. 

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3 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

An Indian man and 27 Thai women

is  this  the  normal farang v thai criminal rate? 1-27

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2 hours ago, tifino said:

many countries call that a 'PR'    permanent residence

 

maybe the Chief was gleaning/copying words from foreign sources? India? 

but Australia has it too. With 'PR' you can stay in country, get medicare etc etc, all without ever worrying about Citizenship.

Only PR does not get granted with marriage. Need to apply, wait for almost a decade , pass interview all in Thai , and cost almost 300 000 to apply 

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I have to wonder where Indian broker was sourcing this girls? 10000 for a fake marriege sounds like a joke, I would have expected it to be at least 100 000.

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13 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

the women had been hired for Bt8,000 to Bt10,000 each to register their marriages

I paid 40 baht when I got married.

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