Two more arrests in B57m rubber gloves fraud
published : 30 Sep 2020 at 12:03
writer: Wassayos Ngamkham
Two men from west Africa have been arrested for alleged involvement in an online 57-million-baht rubber gloves scam.
Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) officers apprehended Tanyi Bertrand Ntui, alias BB, 32, a language teacher, in Wang Wiset district of Trang province on Wednesday.
Another CPPD team arrested Mforbi Fun Noah in Muang district of Chiang Mai province.
The two men, both from the Republic of Cameroon, were wanted on arrest warrants issued by the Criminal Court on Sept 24 for alleged collusion in public fraud, putting false information into a computer system and money laundering.
Pol Col Chetphan Kiticharoensak, superintendent of CPPD sub-division 1, said police earlier arrested another Cameroonian, Ferdinand Ayuk Agbor, 34, and two alleged accomplices on a charge of swindling a foreign firm out of 57 million baht in an online rubber gloves sale.
Following the money trail had led to Mr Agbor, who had transferred money paid by the victim to the other two men, who then transfered money out of the country, he said.
During interrogation, the two new suspects denied all charges, but admitted they were the people named in the arrest warrants.
The duo were being held for further interrogation, Pol Col Chetphan said.