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16 Chinese nationals have been arrested in Chalong for allegedly operating an online speculative stock market scam. Their victims are also Chinese.

Immigration Bureau Chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn came down from Bangkok to a house on Khwang Road in Chalong where officers arrested the 16 Chinese nationals. During the raid they seized 18 computers, 68 mobile phones, more than 100 SIM cards and phone books full of numbers.

Surachate says, “We were notified that these suspects were doing something suspicious inside the house where it has been fenced off with the inside disguised. The suspects were rarely seen leaving the house although there was always people coming and going. They would order food to be delivered to the house every day. The electricity usage for the house was over 20,000 baht per month.”

“After our investigation we have arrested them while they were working at their computers although a few tried to get away. They are now facing legal action as the investigation into their transactions continues.”

Surachate and the local police gathered around the living room pool table to brief the media about the scam and the Chinese people allegedly involved.

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