Thai Immigration Parades Foreigners in Front of the Press
BANGKOK – Pol Lt-General Sakda Chuenpakdee, commissioner of the Immigration Bureau, told a press conference yesterday Immigration police have arrested 11 foreign fugitives in six different cases including, Pakistani passport forger, an alleged French online trade fraudster and a Finn wanted for fraud and tax evasion.
French national Stephane Jacques Roulin was apprehended in Satun on March 25 following a request from the French authorities for his arrest.
Roulin was wanted by the Montpellier Court for duping people out of at least 100,000 euros per person in a scam to buy luxury cars online. The total figure is expected to rise as more victims file complaints.
Finnish fraud and tax-evasion suspect Tuukka Tapio Rautajuuri, 54, who allegedly owed Bt15 million to the Finnish government, was arrested in Chon Buri on Tuesday.
American Josef Cohen, 60, who had been sought for assault, was arrested in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district on Tuesday.
Hungarian Kocsis Szabolcs Laszlo, 41, who was wanted for allegedly smuggling 35 kilograms of marijuana from the Netherlands to Hungary on seven occasions, was arrested in Phuket on March 15.
The suspects reportedly confessed that they took bets on South Korean football matches from 100 members in exchange for a Bt60,000 monthly payment each.
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