DSI hands over money laundering case involving a gang of foreigners defrauding Thai women to prosecutors

Department of Special Investigation by the Technology and Information Litigation Division Delivering special case documents regarding money laundering In the case of an accused gang of foreigners deceiving Thai women The damage value is more than 18 million baht to the prosecutor. Attorney General's Office

Due to the Technology and Information Litigation Division An investigation was launched into a foreign scammer gang. Deceiving Thai women through online communities (Facebook, Skype, Line) into believing them and transferring money by importing false information into the computer system Using the method of claiming to be a foreigner, using pictures of celebrities, businessmen, good looks, and having stable financial careers such as engineers, lawyers, doctors, pilots, businessmen, investors, etc. In the said case, there were 8 Thai women who were deceived and transferred money, with a total loss value of more than 18,296,823. baht by the said special case It has been separated into another case.

Later, the Office of the Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering (AMLO) coordinated with the Department of Special Investigation to prosecute the accused group. in additional money laundering offenses The Technology and Information Division has continued its investigation until the special case has been completed. On September 20, 2023, the Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation It is of the opinion to order charges against 6 suspects for money laundering offenses and money laundering offenses according to Section 3, Section 5 (1) (2) and Section 60 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act B.E. 2542 (1999). The Technology and Information Case therefore proceeded to send the special case file, 6 files, 1,831 sheets of documents, along with the accused to the prosecutor. Attorney General's Office today (21 Sep.)

The Department of Special Investigation would like to warn the public that offense of fraud or work together to commit fraud by pretending to be another person This is the reason for being prosecuted and imprisoned and assets can be seized. And currently, the Royal Decree on Measures for the Prevention and Suppression of Technological Crime, B.E. 2023, is in effect. If anyone opens an account for offenders to use (horse account), they will be prosecuted and imprisoned for no more than 3 years, while those who procure it will be imprisoned for 2-5 years. If you have any questions, contact the 1202 hotline 24 hours a day. - Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency