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24 January 2014 :: 14:01:39 pm 81672

Malaysian Counterfeiting Gang Arrested

Immigration police announced the arrest of a Malaysian gang that traded fake U.S. dollar banknotes which they confessed it was the first time and they bought the fake banknotes from a Filipino friend in order to buy cows.
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BANGKOK – January 23, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol. Maj. Gen. Warawooth Thaweechaikarn (Commander), Pol. Col. Charlermphol Jintarat (Deputy Commander) and Pol. Col. Thikhamphorn Srisang (Superintendent) together announced the arrest of a Ms. Natacha Chookree, aged 44, Thai nationality, who is a housemaid, and Mr. Sainudin Bin Sugree, aged 53, Malaysian nationality, who is a merchant, with exhibits of 51 fake 100 U.S. dollar banknotes (totaled approximately 163,000 THB) They were arrested in front of Sorachai building, address 23/98 Sukhumvit 63 road, North Khlong Toey sub-district, Watthana district at 8.00 p.m. on January 22, 2014.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Warawooth revealed from an informant that a Malaysian man hired a Thai woman to bring fake U.S. dollar banknotes to exchange so the officers observed the two exchanging the money and arrested them. The police invited specialists from Kasikorn Thai bank and the officers of U.S. embassy to inspect the banknotes. They found that all 51 bills were fake therefore the officers seized them for evidence.

From investigated the Malaysian defendant he confessed that he bought the fake U.S. banknotes from his Filipino friend who lived in Malaysia. He charged 100 U.S. dollars for 200 Malaysian Ringgits which in fact the actual rate for 100 U.S. dollars is equal to 300 Malaysian Ringgit. He then hired a Thai woman to exchange the money at a Thai bank and he would give her 20% of the total money exchanged because he didn’t dare exchange money at the bank by himself. He intended to exchange the money to buy cows and this was his first time of committing the type of offence.
The police charged them both with the allegation of counterfeiting or having in possession. The 2 defendants were detained and were sent to the investigation officer of Thong Lor police station to prosecute them further according to the Thai law.

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