Petro Scam Call Center Busted

Pol. Lt. Gen. Kornchai (Commissioner of Cyber Crime Police) and Pol. Maj. Gen. Pong-anan (Commander of Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau 9) jointly holds a press conference, Petro Scam Shutdown Operation, about the police operation busting scammers in over 20 locations.

วันนี้ (1 เม.ย.64) เวลา 14.00 น. พล.ต.ท.กรไชย คล้ายคลึง ผบช.สอท. พร้อมด้วย พล.ต.ต.ชูฉัตร ธารีฉัตร รอง ผบช.สอท, พล.ต.ต.ชรินทร์ โกพัฒน์ตา ผบก.สอท.5, พล.ต.ต.กานตพงศ์ ชัยรุ่งเรือง ผบก.สอท.2 และ พล.ต.ต.
Today (1 April 2021) at 14.00 hours at the auditorium of Central Investigation Bureau Muang Thong Thani, Pol. Lt. Gen. Kornchai Klaiklueng (Commissioner of Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau) together with, Pol. Maj. Gen. Chuchat Thareechat (Deputy Commissioner of Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau), Pol. Maj. Gen. Charin Kopatta (Commander of Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau Region 5), Pol. Maj. Gen. Kantapong Chairungroeng (Commander of Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau Region 2), and Pol. Maj. Gen. Pong-anan Klaiklueng (Commander of Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau 9) jointly arranged a press conference about the arrest of cyber criminals who committed a call center fraud deceiving victims to invest in fake oil stocks.

The court issued a warrant of arrest against 31 offenders, and search warrant against 20 locations across 4 provinces namely Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. 17 offenders consisting of Chinese, Singaporean, Malaysian and Thai nationalities were arrested whereas 300 victims have suffered from this scam. The police seized a range of exhibits such as jewelry, gold, computers, cars, bank books, electric cigarettes, which are valued over 30 million Thai Baht. It was estimated a cashflow of 500 million Thai Baht involved in this crime.

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