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11 held in crackdown on foreign crime

BANGKOK / SAMUT PRAKAN: Police have arrested 11 foreign suspects during raids on six targets in Bangkok and Samut Prakan as part of a crackdown on transnational crime networks and people staying in the country illegally.

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Bangkok Post

Saturday 23 September 2017, 03:47PM


Maj Gen Surachet Hakphan, acting deputy chief of the Tourist Police Bureau, displays some of the illicit drugs seized from foreign suspects during raids on six targets in Bangkok and Samut Prakan yesterday night (Sept 22). Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill
Maj Gen Surachet Hakphan, acting deputy chief of the Tourist Police Bureau, displays some of the illicit drugs seized from foreign suspects during raids on six targets in Bangkok and Samut Prakan yesterday night (Sept 22). Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

The suspects – seven from Nigeria, two from Cameroon, one from India and one from Sierra Leone – were apprehended on yesterday night (Sept 22) on different charges.

Officers from the Tourist Police Bureau, the Patrol and Special Operation Division, the Crime Suppression Division and the Immigration Police Bureau were involved in the raids at six locations: two in Lat Phrao, two in Ramkhamhaeng, one in Bang Khae district of Bangkok, and one in Samut Prakan.

Among the items seized were 46 grams of cocaine and 28g of marijuana, said Maj Gen Surachet Hakphan, acting deputy chief of the Tourist Police Bureau.

Three Nigerian nationals were charged with illegal entry; three Nigerians and two Cameroonians were charged with overstaying their visas; and three others (one Nigerian, one Indian and one Sierra Leone national) with possession of illicit drugs.

Maj Gen Surachet indicated that further legal action could be possible.

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“Some suspects have not worked, but have millions of baht circulating in their bank accounts. Some have set up more than 100 email accounts to swindle Thais,” he said.

Police have been stepping up their crackdowns on transnational crime networks such as those involved in forging banknotes and credit cards, romance scams and illicit drugs.

Transnational crime has become more complicated, with more sophisticated methods developed to prey on victims and avoid arrest, said Maj Gen Surachet.

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malczx7r | 24 September 2017 - 12:29:49

As mentioned in a previous story, the ever good old Nigerians and their scams, most from that continent aren't good people, sad but true.

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Kurt | 24 September 2017 - 07:37:07

Transnational crime syndicates are existing already many years. Strange that RTP not studied/specialized/ is updated in 'transnational' yet.
Not very complicated to look at least immigration wise more specific into arrivals from the African continent.

Suspects not working? Wrong! They work very hard below the surface.
Setting up a system of more than 100 email accounts and manage it to swindle thai is 'hard work'. 

I guess the saying of a high ranking RTP officer that further legal action could be possible is a bit of a understatement if just correct thai law enforcement take place.
Unless they pull the affairs partly in 'misunderstanding issues' as very much money is involved..

Further more it seems that it becomes more and more very easy to enter/leave Thailand without seeing Immigration, for foreigners and thai.
What for do we still have the 90 day Immigration reports for the law obedient foreigners with a retirement visa?
Looks like Immigration has to start thinking about more difficult priorities, not just the easy meaningless administrative matters.

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