Two Chinese nationals, Mr. Lu Wei and Ms. Chen Hao, were arrested at a hotel in Bangkok’s Huay Khwang District. The pair were reportedly hiding from the Chinese authorities on charges of fraud back in their hometown of Hunan.
Allegedly, both of them have opened an account online to run a pyramid-scheme business selling jewelry and other precious stones to their customers at a very high price. More than 80,000 customers have lost more than 4 billion baht.
Meanwhile, the Immigration Police have also arrested Mr. Miguel Anthony Corcoba Rodriguez and Mr. Victor M. Cortez, who are from Colombia and Guatemala respectively on charges of unlawfully sneaking into the country.
Officials believe these two suspects might have been plotting another theft, as they snuck back into Thailand after being deported.