On September 3, 2023, Thai authorities arrested sixteen Chinese nationals in a compound in Bang Lamung district’s tambon Nong Prue, Chon Buri. The suspects, consisting of 12 men and four women, are believed to be members of a phone scam gang. A Thai maid who attended to the properties was also apprehended during the raid.
A Taiwanese man, Kuo Chemin, suspected of laundering around 3 billion baht (approximately NT$2.7 billion) for phone scammers and online gambling gangs, was arrested in Bangkok on July 27th. He has been extradited to Taipei, where he was handed over to prosecutors on August 10th. The Thai Immigration Bureau police confirmed the news during a briefing on August 18th.