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20 July 2014 :: 02:07:10 am 90093

Pattaya Loan Shark Who Charged 60% Interest Arrested

A Pattaya loan shark who charged 60% interest was arrested by police. The police contacted him to arrange a meeting to discuss a loan amount and what interest they will be charged. When he turned up they arrested him.
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PATTAYA – July 18, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 8.00 p.m., Mr. Sakchai Taenghor (Banglamung sheriff, Chonburi province), Captain Khomphan Ouppalanon (Director of Joint Operations and Intelligence), Pol.Col. Phisit Proyrungrot (Deputy Commander of Chonburi Provincial Police Station, Acting Superintendent of Nong Prue police station) officers from the public authorities (Amphur Banglamung), navy of Sattahip Naval Base (Chonburi province) and detective police team of Nong Prue police station, together arrested a gang of loan shark who charged very high interest rates. The officers arrested 1 defendant identified as Mr. Thanaset Harithanarat, aged 33, and seized many exhibits which consisted of account books that contained names of debtors, business cards ,bankbooks, chequebooks, and a lists of illegal lottery and title deeds.

 

Officers had received complaints from local people that Mr. Thanaset was a loan shark for a long time so the police made an appointment with him to negotiate a loan amount and the interest that will be charged at a restaurant on the road side along the railway at Tambon Nong Prue, Amphur Banglamung.

 

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After that the officers used martial law to take Mr. Thanaset to his house no. 77/191 in Rueanphisa Pattaya, Moo 1 Tambon Nong Prue, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province. Upon searching the house the officers found many exhibits of account books that contained the names of debtors, business cards, bankbooks, chequebooks, a lists of illegal lottery and title deeds that the debtors had mortgaged with Mr. Thanaset, so the officers seized all of them for evidence.

 

Upon questioning Mr. Thanaset, he claimed that his customers who loaned money from him were general vendors up to local government officers of Amphur Banglamung, he would charge them 60% interest and he would receive revenue of around 500,000thb per month but after the NCPO had ordered a crackdown on loan sharks he would only loan money to people who he was acquainted with.

 

Mr. Sakchai Taenghor (Banglamung sheriff) also asked for cooperation from local people that if anyone finds or have any information about gangs of loan shark, illegal lottery, gambling dens and drugs in area of Amphur Banglamung, are to notify the police immediately so these types of crimes can be stamped out.

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Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Crime News

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