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Eight Nigerians Arrested For Romance Scam In Thailand

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Eight Nigerians Arrested For Romance Scam In Thailand

The Thai police have arrested 8 Nigerian men and six Thai suspects for alleged collusion in an online romance scam, swindling nearly Bt2 million from Thai women.

Deputy Tourist Police chief, Maj-General Surachate Hakpan, on Monday, said that the investigation began after complaints from victims each of whom wired between Bt300,000 and Bt500,000 to the gang.

He said that the Thai suspects including at least four Thai women aided the gang by opening bank accounts and withdrawing cash for the foreign suspects.

He added that they would face a charge of public fraud and abetting trans-national crimes, which is punishable with up to 10 years imprisonment.

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