Chon Buri Immigration police officers arrested Jinnai Yamato, 30, at his room at the Surawong City Resort in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district.
Police said Yamato was linked to 15 Japanese men arrested in Pattaya for operating an illegal call center.
Pol Col Samphan Luangsatjakul said the 15 suspects were extradited to Japan. He said after the extradition Japanese authorities sought help to arrest Yamato. Japanese authorities believe Yamato was the leader of the gang.
Yamato made the news early this year, after he dropped a wallet inside a taxi with Bt153,000 in Japanese and Thai bank notes. The taxi driver, who found the wallet, sought help from a police to locate the Japanese man.
His story was widely shared after he got his wallet back.
Chinese nationals arrested by police in Pattaya for selling fake products online
August 14th, 12 Chinese nationals were arrested by police for selling fake products online from a house in Pattaya.
They are accused of selling online products via a ‘Cute Cute’ chat application.
The damage done by the gang amounted to about B10 million according to the arresting officers.
They are facing charges of illegal work in the kingdom and not having a work permit.
In Chiang Mai police arrested two Chinese women for running an illegal online gambling den out of their rented residence.
Last week Police raided their residence in San Pu Loei, Doi Saket District of Chiang Mai in pursuit of an illegal online gambling operation.
Cho Kwan Kan, 26, and Wang Yaoping, 25, both of Chinese nationality, were captured for web based betting.
They told capturing officials that they were enlisted by an agency about a month prior. They were entrusted with upkeep, advancement and organization of the web based betting website.