Chinese national arrested for using Thai ID card to lure foreign investors

national March 05, 2019 19:59

By The Thaiger

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A Chinese national was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport on on Monday after using a Thai ID card to operate fraudulent businesses.

Tourist Police apprehended Zhang Qing Po, who used a Thai identification card with the name “Tawatchai Laoyeepao”.

The arrest followed an investigation in which officers discovered that “Tawatchai” had been advertising on a Chinese website as a Thai businessman who had been successful in the Thai property business. 

He was also inviting Chinese people to invest in tourism businesses in Thailand.

Zhang admitted that he was from Henan in China, police said.

Police are continuing their investigation as to how Zhang got his Thai ID card in the first place to conduct his business activities in Thailand.


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