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South Korean Fugitives Arrested in Bangkok on Interpol Red Warrants

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BANGKOK – Thailand’s Immigration Bureau has tracked down and arrested two South Korean nationals wanted on Interpol alerts.

Immigration chief Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang said Sung Jin, 61 and Seung Chul, 39,were arrested in 2 separate arrest in Bangkok.

South Korean, Jin is accused of running a scam causing 5 million baht, in damages, while Chul, faces a drug charges.

He was detained in Bangkok after immigration police received an Interpol alert that he was wanted on fraud charges.

The suspect entered Thailand on July 6 and was granted a visa to stay until Oct 6. He was tracked to a condominium in Bangkok, where he was detained.

Mr Sung said he fled South Korea in 2009 and had been in hiding in several countries in the region.

Mr Seung was tracked to a hotel in Bangkok, where he checked in after entering the country on May 22.

South Korean police allege he procured drugs for two compatriots who then smuggled them onto South Korea. The two men implicated Mr Seung as their supplier after their arrest by South Korean authorities.

Mr Seung allegedly provided the two men with 14 gram of cocaine; 209 ecstasy pills, 108gm of ketamine; 6gm of crystal methamphetamine and some LSD.

Pol Lt Gen Sompong said Mr Seung has been a regular visitor to Thailand and last entered the country on May 22. Interpol issued a red notice for his arrest on July 8.

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Meanwhile, a 48-year-old man wanted for an alleged 500 million baht cryptocurrency fraud was arrested in Bangkok, Wednesday.

Police arrest Mana Jumuang, 48, while he was playing football at a field on Rama IX Road in Huai Khwang district in Bangkok.

Mr Mana is accused of being part of a Thai-Vietnamese gang that conned thousands of people in at least 10 Asian nations. Their victims reported losses totaling about 500 million baht, police said.