Call center gang arrested in Taiwan


Tainan – The Thai Tourist Police acting deputy commissioner released details Saturday of a raid on the Sue Tow call center network, saying that over 1.7 million Taiwanese dollars cash was seized.

Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakphan said the raid was undertaken as a cooperative venture between the Thai and Taiwanese police departments.

The gang was arrested in Tainan City, Taiwan. The arrest followed the gang’s deception of residents of various areas of Bangkok into transferring many millions baht. When it was found that the transfers were made in Taiwan instead of in Thailand to avoid arrest, the police coordinated with the Taiwanese government to handle the crime.

10 leaders of the network and 11 ATM users were arrested. 1.7 million Taiwanese dollars, 14 mobile phones, 10 ATM cards, seven books containing the network’s name-lists and two CPUs were seized.