Joint Operation Leads to Arrests
Four Thai individuals, members of a scam gang responsible for a tragic family incident in Samut Prakan, have been arrested in Poipet, Cambodia. The suspects were part of a joint operation between Cambodian and Thai authorities to crackdown on phone scammers based in Cambodia. The Cambodian immigration officers deported the four Thais, consisting of one man and three women, through the Poipet-Aranyaprathet checkpoint and notified Thai officials of the situation.
The Family Tragedy in Samut Prakan
Deputy national police chief Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn previously stated that the gang was involved in a family tragedy in Samut Prakan. On August 28th, a man killed his wife and two sons at their home in Bang Phli district after his wife became a victim of the gang and accumulated massive debt. The man also attempted to take his own life but was unsuccessful.
Additional Arrest and Deportation
Another Thai man was arrested by Cambodian authorities on charges of illegal entry and was also deported to Thailand. On Monday evening, Thai officials, including Aranyaprathet district chief Chakkrapong Phanchot, immigration officers, local police, and soldiers, waited at the Thai-Cambodian friendship bridge to take all five suspects into custody.
The arrested individuals were taken to the Aranyaprathet immigration checkpoint office for legal proceedings. According to the Aranyaprathet district office Facebook page, the male scam suspect has been identified as Suphon Wongwian, and the women as Kanokporn Kraisuk, Nisarat Sukkasem, and Kornkanok Singthit. All four were wanted on arrest warrants issued by the Samut Prakan Provincial Court for fraud, putting false information in a computer system, and transnational crime. During questioning, the suspects admitted that they were the individuals named in the warrants. The suspects have since been handed over to Bang Phli police for further legal action.
The fifth deportee, arrested for illegally entering Cambodia, was fined and later released. Police confirmed that he was not involved in any criminal cases.
Mule Bank Accounts Owned by Scam Gang Suspects
The four arrested scammers owned mule bank accounts used by the scam gang associated with the Samut Prakan family tragedy. Further investigations and legal proceedings are ongoing to address this transnational crime and bring justice to those affected by the gang’s actions.