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South Korean swindlers caught after fleeing from Vietnam

BANGKOK: Two South Koreans fleeing arrest after swindling hundreds of people in several countries have been caught in Bangkok, allegedly planning to use Thailand as a new base for their fraudulent call-centre scheme.

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Bangkok Post

Saturday 27 August 2016, 03:54PM


South Korean scammers Sukwoo Yang, 31, and Sanggi Yoon, 29, wanted on an Interpol red notice for defrauding people of about B53 million while operating a call centre in Vietnam, are presented at the Immigration Police Bureau yesterday (Aug 26). Photo: Apichit Jinakul
South Korean scammers Sukwoo Yang, 31, and Sanggi Yoon, 29, wanted on an Interpol red notice for defrauding people of about B53 million while operating a call centre in Vietnam, are presented at the Immigration Police Bureau yesterday (Aug 26). Photo: Apichit Jinakul

Sukwoo Yang, 31, and Sanggi Yoon, 29, are named in a red notice issued by Interpol and wanted for defrauding people of about B53 million while operating in Vietnam, Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn, commissioner of the Immigration Police Bureau, said at a media briefing yesterday (Aug 26).

The duo were apprehended at an education institute in Phahon Yothin area on Thursday (Aug 25).

They allegedly colluded with other gang members in operating a call centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and duping victims in several countries, particularly in South Korea, into transferring money to them.

They had claimed to be working for a bank and lured people into investing with promises of high returns.

Over 500 people had fallen victim to the gang’s ploy, Lt Gen Nathathorn said. They had netted an estimated 1.7 billion won (about B53 million) from their Korean victims.

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After money was transferred to them, the pair had closed their call centre in Vietnam and fled to Thailand.

He believed the suspects planned to use Thailand as their next base for a similar call centre.

The suspects’ visas have been revoked and they have been declared persona non grata under Section 12 of the Immigration Act.

The two men will be held in custody at the immigration prison pending legal action.

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