Chinese Woman Arrested in Extensive Police Raids

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Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau Cracks Down on Fraud and Money Laundering

On August 18th, 2023, the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) led a series of coordinated raids across 29 locations in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, and Chon Buri, resulting in the arrest of a Chinese woman for various crimes including fraud and money laundering.

Chinese National Arrested

Fengpei Cai, the arrested Chinese woman, was charged with transnational crimes, fraud, inputting false information into a computer system, and money laundering. She was found in her luxury apartment in the Lumpini area of Bangkok.

Confiscated Assets

During the raids, police seized over 100 items linked to Fengpei Cai. Among the confiscated items were a 36-million-baht Rolls-Royce, several luxury cars, and lease agreements worth 1.5 billion baht.

Fengpei Cai’s Background

According to CCIB Division 3 Commander, Pol Maj Gen Sathit Prom-uthai, Fengpei Cai worked as a real estate agent in Thailand, with most of her customers being Chinese.

Separate Case: Myanmar National Arrested

In addition to Fengpei Cai’s arrest, police teams searched three locations in Bangkok, including a room at a luxury condominium project in the Asoke-Rama 9 area.

During this search, Moe Moe Aye, a 24-year-old Myanmar national, was arrested for collusion in fraud, inputting false information into a computer system, money laundering, and other related offenses.

Seized Assets

From the luxury condominium room, police seized 4.4 million baht in cash, 17 bank accounts, and 16 ATM cards. The raids on the two other premises did not find anything illegal.

Connection to Phone Scam Gang

The venues were raided due to their links to a phone scam gang whose members posed as a police chief in Tak to deceive victims into transferring money. An investigation of transaction history revealed that Moe Moe Aye’s account had a cash flow of 87 million baht since the beginning of 2023.

In conclusion, these successful raids have led to the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of significant assets, shedding light on criminal activities in the region and demonstrating the effectiveness of the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau.