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african romance scammer arrested in thailand

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:11 pm
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Breaking News November 15, 2018 20:00

By Suriya Patathayo
The Nation

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A 27-year-old man from Guinea-Bissau was arrested for allegedly forging documents to obtain a Thai visa and aiding a romance scam, said acting immigration police head Maj-Gen Surachate Hakpal.

The suspect, Alex Emanuel, entered Thailand by bus at Songkhla and avoided the authorities.

He then posted his passport to a Thai, identified only as Joseph who claimed to have a friend at the Immigration Office, and paid Bt20,000 for a visa, said Surachate.

The suspect reportedly helped a romance scam gang and was paid 5 per cent of the profits.