Tour company boss arrested for selling fake packages

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Bangkok – Police have arrested the owner of tour company Thai Alpha Andaman for offering fake tour packages to tourists, causing some 10 million baht in losses.

According to Deputy Commander of the Tourist Police Division, Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan, the owner of Thai Alpha Andaman, Thaworn Kraikaew, and six associates have been arrested in connection with the travel scam.

It’s believed that 44 people notified the police after they bought Lipe, Krabi and Chang Island tour packages from the company and later found that those tours did not exist.

A police investigation later revealed that more than 1,500 other people had been duped by the same company.