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Metropolitan Police Raid Bangkok Boiler Room, 4 Foreigners Arrested



Recent raid on boiler rooms in central Bangkok – photo ANDREW DRUMMOND


BANGKOK – According to the Bangkok Post four foreigners and two Thais have been arrested at a house in Bangkok’s Bang Na district on Wednesday for allegedly running a telephone investment scam.

Metropolitan Police Division 2 officers with a warrant searched a four-storey house in Plus Park Avenue housing estate on Sukhumvit 105 Road.

Police had received a tip-off that foreigners were running an illegal business there.

At the house, police arrested Anthony Gunguly, 34, and Simon Murphy, 31, both British nationals. They also apprehended Michel Dingelhoff, 45, a Dutch national, and Manny Detera, 34, a Filipino.

Kampol Kongsrikan and Wichan Saluya, both Thai, were also arrested.

A list of names and money transfer slips were found at the house and police also seized four computers, four home phones and six mobiles.

The suspects had been contacting foreigners by phone trying to dupe them into investing in oil, gold, mineral and jewel businesses, said Pol Col Kanapat Pahumanto, the division inspector. The foreign suspects will also be charged with running a business in Thailand without the proper permission and documentation, he said.

Read more stories on Boiler rooms in Thailand ……….. Andrew Drummond

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