11 July 2024

A police colonel and two officials at the Ministry of Commerce were arrested by police from the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) for allegedly supplying the personal information of over 1,000 people to a Chinese-operated call centre scam gang.

CCIB police said that they detected unusual transactions in the bank accounts of the three state officials, with a total of 600,000 baht being wired into their accounts per month, or about 20,000 baht a day, from accounts of people suspected of being hired by the call centre to open accounts for scamming purposes.

Police have rounded up 16 suspected members of the gang this month, including eight people who were paid to open bank accounts for the gang.