Multinational call centre gang arrested

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BANGKOK, July 6 – A multi-national call centre gang was arrested on Friday in the Thai capital, according to Thai immigration police.

The gang of 15 persons, comprised of six Britons, two Americans, one German, two Romanians, one South African, and three Filipinos, were apprehended at an apartment in Bangkok’s upscale Sukhumvit area.

Presenting themselves to their victims as brokers, the suspects used an apartment as their operations base to lure European investors to invest in the stock exchange of Thailand, with a profit of 65 per cent to return to investors in a short-term period.

Over Bt320 million of damage has been done by the scheme. All the money was transferred to Switzerland, Malaysia and Thailand respectively.

Police immigration said the detainees received a 25 per cent share of the sum of money they could attract from their victims.