Man arrested in Phuket with 47 SIM cards and 17 ID card readers

Phuket –

A man was arrested in Phuket Town with 20 ready to use and 27 unregistered and phone SIM cards and 17 ID card readers.

The Phuket City Police told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday (July 5th) they arrested a man identified only as Mr. Sorn, 38, on Chumphon Road near the Phuket City Police Station in Phuket Town.

Seized from him were 20 ready to use phone SIM cards, 27 unregistered phone SIM cards, and 17 ID card readers. He was taken to the Phuket Police Station to face charges of providing or selling registered mobile phone SIM cards to others without proper identification.

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.

This happened only one day after this similar arrest:

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

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.