Suspect Arrested at Phuket Airport For Allegedly Opening Bank Accounts for Scammers

Phuket –

A suspect wanted in Bangkok was arrested in the international terminal of Phuket International Airport after allegedly opening bank accounts for online scammers.

Phuket Immigration Officers at Phuket International Airport told the Phuket Express that they arrested a suspect in the departure hall of the international terminal earlier this week.

He is a wanted suspect from the Phra Khanong Criminal Court in Bangkok. He is accused of opening bank accounts for others to use for online criminal activity, fraud, and importing false information into computer systems causing other damage. These are often called horse accounts in Thai media.

The Phuket Express noted that details of the suspect were not released by officers.

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.