Woman Arrested in Phuket with 50 Registered SIM Cards

Phuket –

A 27 year-old woman was arrested in Phuket with 50 registered mobile phone SIM cards.

The Region 8 Police told the Phuket Express that they have arrested a woman identified only as Ms. Bow, 27, at a gas station in Sri Soonthorn on Monday afternoon (July 3rd). Seized from her were 50 registered mobile phone SIM cards.

The arrest followed another incident last month when police found out that Ms. Bow had sent more than 1,000 registered SIM cards to Chiang Rai, Sa Kaeo, and other provinces near Thailand’s borders. Police are continuing their investigation to find out if those SIM cards are being used to do any criminal or illegal actions, for example call center scams.

Ms. Bow is facing charges with providing registered mobile phone SIM cards to others without proper identification.

Ms. Bow did not release a statement about the arrest or why she had the cards.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.