Thai police have detained six Malaysians, including a woman, on Tuesday, to facilitate investigations into cheating
cases in eight countries.
Tourist Police Deputy Director Lieutenant-Colonel Satit Promuthai said the suspects were picked up in Suphalai Park about 11am.
He said initial investigations revealed the victims were lured into transfering their money, via automated teller machines, into the accounts of the suspects after hoodwinking them into investing in the stock market to settle alleged debts or demand for payments to avoid certain legal action by the authorities.
The police were investigating the number of victims from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and China and the money collected by the suspects, he added.
“We are tracing the details through the computer, modem and document confiscated from them.” Satit said the group’s activities were under the Thai police radar over the past one month, following an alert by the police from China.