Wanted Chinese Man Arrested in Pattaya, Accused of Major Call Center Scam

Banglamung –

A wanted Chinese man was arrested in the Pattaya area after he was allegedly involved in a call center network with hundreds of millions of baht of money laundering.

Immigration Deputy Commander Major General Pantana Nuchanart told the press on Wednesday (May 31st) that they have arrested a man identified only as MR. XU, 40, a Chinese national who is a wanted suspect in his country.

Mr. Xu entered Thailand in February 2020 via a tourist visa along with a Chinese passport. He hid at a luxury condominium in Nongprue. He was finally arrested at a road near the condominium after tips given by informants.

Mr. Xu was allegedly involved in a call center network based in Cambodia. They had allegedly defrauded people to buy digital money or contact Chinese people who lived in China to buy gold or properties. Mr. Xu allegedly laundered money from the scam in the amount of hundreds of millions of baht.

Mr. Xu did not immediately release a statement and would be deported to China to face his charges.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.