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Japanese ringleader of fraudulent call centre arrested in Thailand

Maya Taylor

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Immigration police have arrested 30-year-old Jinnai Yamato at a resort in the Bang Rak district of Bangkok. Thai police have been looking for him for over 4 months, after it was discovered he was wanted in Japan and was believed to have fled to Thailand.

He first came to the attention of Thai police following the arrest of 15 call centre employees in Pattaya. Those arrested identified Yamato as the leader of the centre, which was operating from Thailand.

Japanese ringleader of fraudulent call centre arrested in Thailand | News by The Thaiger

Most of the call centre’s victims are Japanese citizens, which had led to Japan issuing an arrest warrant for Yamato. It’s understood that in total, more than 500 victims have been scammed by the call centre operators to a total amount of 89 million yen (25 million baht).

Yamato was also found to have overstayed his visa and will be prosecuted accordingly and then deported back to Japan.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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