BANGKOK – Thai Immigration Police yesterday announced the arrest of four Colombian nationals for burglary, and a Chinese man in a separate case of fraud.
Thai Immigrant police commander Pol Lt-Gen Panu Kerdlappol said that two Colombian men were alleged while the two Colombian women arrested with the men, were Marisol Forero Guarin, 41, and Gloria Esperanza Ruano Az Urdia, 38.
They were arrested at an apartment parking lot in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district on Monday, along with stolen valuables, three fake passports with fake tourist visas, a cell phone signal-scrambling device and some burglary tools.
Police investigators also discovered that the gang entered Thailand via Satun in southern Thailand. They are accused of breaking into residential properties in Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani and Nakhon Pathom. The gang was charged with passport forgery, using fake passports and fake immigration visa stamps.
In a separate case, Immigration Police arrested Chinese man Liu Benyue, 55, on Tuesday at Phuket International Airport. Wanted for fraud by Chinese authorities, Liu is accused of setting up a clothing company to import cheap clothing products from Cambodia and then failing to deliver the goods to customers. He is thought to have swindled customers out of approximately Bt30 million (S$1.23 million).