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Police in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen have arrested 15 alleged debt collectors working for loan shark gangs believed to be reaping about 3 million baht a month in extortionate interest payments. 

Accused loan shark debt collectors at a press conference in Khon Kaen on Friday (Bangkok Post photo)

Pol Lt Gen Detnarong Sutthicharnbancha, acting commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 4, told a press conference in Khon Kaen on Friday that the arrests were in response to the order of the National Council for Peace and Order to clamp down on loan sharks and other illicit businesses.

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