Police arrest scammers in Prachin Buri

Police arrest scammers in Prachin Buri

Scam victims told their return on investment will increase by nine folds

One of the operating rooms used by the phone scam gang at a dormitory in Si Maha Phot district, Prachin Buri province. (Photo: Manit Sanubboon)
One of the operating rooms used by the phone scam gang at a dormitory in Si Maha Phot district, Prachin Buri province. (Photo: Manit Sanubboon)

PRACHIN BURI: Police have arrested some 70 people for allegedly running a call centre scam, with over 200 million baht in monthly circulation.

Prachin Buri police together with the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) searched a dormitory in tambon Tha Tum of Si Maha Phot district on Wednesday. They were acting on a report that the place was being used as an operation centre for a phone scam gang.

The officers apprehended some 70 suspects and seized 1.3 million baht in cash, three cars, 87 computers, 20-baht weight of gold, 50 bank accounts, numerous mobile phones, a 9mm pistol and ammunition. 

The suspects were charged with persuading people to engage in gambling without permission. They were taken to Si Maha Phot police station for legal proceedings.

According to investigators, several suspects worked as administrators for different gambling websites. Most are from southern provinces and are between 18 and 25 years old. 

The gang would persuade visitors of the gambling websites to make an investment and their returns will increase by nine folds. Many had fallen victim to the scammers, police said.

They ran the operation in 10 rooms of the dormitory, which was opened on Dec 15, 2021.

Police were investigating to identify those in charge of this scam operation.


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