Wanted Chinese Suspect Arrested in Phuket for Billions of Baht in Alleged Fraud in China


A wanted Chinese suspect who allegedly created fake documents to borrow money resulting in 5.6 billon Baht in damages was arrested in Phuket.

Phuket Immigration told The Phuket Express that earlier this month they were notified by the Chinese Embassy about a wanted suspect identified only as Mr. Gao, 55, a Chinese national, who is accused of producing fake documents to borrow money which has allegedly resulted in financial damages of about 5.67 billion Baht. He had escaped to Thailand.

The Immigration Bureau found out that the suspect had entered Thailand via Phuket International Airport earlier this month on September 5th with a THAILAND PRIVILEGE CARD (PE). He was allowed entry to stay in Thailand until September 3rd of next year.

Phuket Immigration found out that he was staying at a villa in Rawai, Mueang Phuket where he was arrested. He was staying with some of his relatives. He was taken to the Phuket Immigration Office for further legal action.

Mr. Gao did not release a plea or statement to the press about the allegations made against him.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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.