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Police arrests forger of fake Thai ID and driving licences in Bangkok

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A special Thai task force has announced arrest of a serial forger, 28 year old Thongchai Apiyangkoon. Thongchai was offering customers fake Thai ID cards for 5,000 baht, fake Thai drivers’ licences for 4,000 and even fake migrant cards for 3,000 baht.

Police raided his room in Ramkhamhaeng in eastern Bangkok after investigating the Facebook site, “Ku Do Kung”.

(Note to would-be scammers: If you post your scam on Facebook the police can see it too. Duh!)

Along with Thongchai, they also found nearly 1,000 items of evidence, including 170 fake Thai ID cards, migrant cards, driving licences, Department of Land Transport stamps, fake annual tax return forms, a computer and copying equipment.

And, in a sign of Thongchai’s business flexibility, police also seized a quantity of crystal meth and drug taking equipment.

Thongchai was named in 13 arrest warrants and police discovered he was mixed up in forgery and the drug trade. At this stage Thongchai as admitted his involvement in the crimes, as alleged. He told police that most of his customers were young people who wanted fake ID to get into clubs.

SOURCE: TNA

 

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