Pattaya Daily News

06 January 2012 :: 09:01:31 am 61162

“African Black Money” Gang Smashed in Bangkok

Crime Suppression Division (CSD) arrested a gang of African " black money" swindlers who cheated a Bangkok hotel owner out of 200,00 THB.
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Crime Suppression Division, January 4, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol. Col. Piya Charoensuk, and Pol. Lt. Col. Kanapat Phahumanto with police team arrested Mr. Dorbor Tarnue age 37, Liberian national and Mr. George Emmanuel age 39, Sierra Leone citizen, in possession of 2 passports, papers coated with liquid, two small safes, a bottle of water and counterfeiting equipment to produce fake U.S. dollars. The two swindlers were arrested at Cozy Villa, Phayathai, Bangkok.

Mr. Thep Jantornvattana age 68, the owner of Cozy Villa hotel said he was cheated by Mr. Dorbor and Mr. George to invest with them by giving them money for the expenses to have banknotes brought out from the security box of the father of Mr. Dobo a victim of the civil war. Value for 5 million U.S. dollars . The two Africans said the U.S. dollars banknotes they had been coated with black color to avoid detection by customs.

And to use the money they need a special liquid which was kept at the U.S. embassy. However, 500,000 THB had to be paid for processing and shipping costs.

The victim gave them 200,000 THB and made appointment to give them the additional 300,000 THB.

But Mr Thep suddenly realised that he had been cheated by the two Africans so went to the to police to have the two swindlers arrested.

Upon investigation the two suspects confessed and the police sent them to Phayathai police station to prosecuted according to the Thai law.

After checking Mr. Dorbor’s history the police found he had been previously arrested in 2009 charged with advanced fee fraud or “wash wash scam” and had cheated two Thai people, one Malaysian and one Singaporean by the same black money scam.

In 2009 Mr. Dorbor was deported out of the country. But he returned in order to swindle more innocent people. Beware of “Mr. Dorbor” and his fellow con artists.

Category : Crime News

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