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Four alleged call-centre scam gang members arrested

Feb 19. 2018
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By The Nation

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Police have arrested three Malaysians and a Taiwanese man for allegedly working for a call-centre scam gang in Bangkok.

Pol General Thanitsak Thirasawat, director of the centre for protecting people against crimes committed via phones and electronic media, held a press conference at the Royal Thai Police headquarters at 10am on Monday to announce the arrests.

The four suspects were identified as Malaysians Low Jun Ping, 19, Ee Yong Sing, 20, and Ang Poh Yin, 20, and Taiwan’s Chuang Teng-Huang, 34.

Thanitsak said the four had been separately arrested in various areas in Bangkok, including Lat Phrao and Ratchada, when they were drawing money from ATMs for the alleged gang.

Police seized 10 ATM cards, some cash in foreign currencies and some SIM cards from them.

Thanitsak said his centre conducted the investigation that led to the arrests after two victims had been lured into wiring the gang Bt6.1 million.

Also on Monday, Thanitsak and representatives of the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) and banks returned Bt1.1 million seized from call-centre gangs to 10 victims.

So far, Thanitsak said, the centre had worked with the AMLO to trace and seize over Bt10 million from call-centre gangs to return to 49 victims.

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