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Eight Nigerians arrested for romance scam in Thailand 

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Eight Nigerians arrested for romance scam in Thailand 

The Thai police have arrested 8 Nigerian men and six Thai suspects for alleged collusion in an online romance scam, swindling nearly Bt2 million from Thai women.

Deputy Tourist Police chief, Maj-General Surachate Hakpan, on Monday, said that the investigation began after complaints from victims – each of whom wired between Bt300,000 and Bt500,000 to the gang.

He said that the Thai suspects – including at least four Thai women – aided the gang by opening bank accounts and withdrawing cash for the foreign suspects. 

He added that they would face a charge of public fraud and abetting trans-national crimes, which is punishable with up to 10 years imprisonment.

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