Taiwanese arrested in Bangkok for alleged swindling from Chinese mainland

18:22, June 12, 2010      

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A Taiwanese man was arrested Saturday for allegedly being member of a gang that lures people in Chinese mainland to transfer money, Thai media reported.

According to The Nation online, the tourist police arrested Lieo Min Ching while he was withdrawing money from an ATM machine in downtown Bangkok.

Lieo, 43, was found to have 53 ATM cards with him. The police later searched his room at the World Inn Hotel and found 61 more ATM cards and a bank account with more than 1 million Thai baht ( about 30,000 U.S. dollars).

According to tourist police, the man was an alleged member of the so-called Call Center gang in Taiwan, which lured Chinese people on the mainland to transfer money to their accounts and then came to Thailand to withdraw the cash.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:黄硕)

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