90 held as Chinese-led scam gang busted in South

90 held as Chinese-led scam gang busted in South

a foundation for procedures that included investment fraud and fictitious hotel reservations at Nakhon Si Thammarat

90 held as Chinese-led scam gang busted in South
More than 2, 000 items seized from con groups, including laptops, mobile phones, bank certificates and arms, are displayed during a press conference in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Friday. Ninety individuals are in prison. ( Photo: Nujaree Rakrun )

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Authorities have arrested 90 alleged swindlers, including 55 Foreign nationals, during assaults on eight spots in Chawang region of this southern state.

55 Chinese citizens and 35 Thais were among the 35 people who were detained in the attacks on Thursday, which included representatives from the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB ) and representatives from various companies.

The attacks took place at a hotel room, three commercial structures, three homes and a mill in Chawang city, police said at a lecture on Friday.

More than 2, 000 things were seized, including 228 servers, 1, 037 mobile devices, 521 Sim accounts, 80 banks certificates, some munitions and untaxed goods. According to the police, all 90 suspects were being held in police custody pending legal action, and the investigation was being pushed forward.

The raids followed information that Chinese- led scam gangs had been using Nakhon Si Thammarat as their operational base, said Pol Lt Gen Thatchai Pitaneelabutr, an assistant national police chief, and Pol Lt Gen Worawat Watnakhornbancha, the CCIB commissioner, at the briefing.

According to police, the gang used people to trick victims into investing in phony stock trading schemes, booking fake hotel rooms, and deposit money into the scammers ‘ bank accounts.