Man accused by Chinese authorities of 5.6 billion baht fraud arrested in Phuket

A 55 yr old Chinese man was apprehended in a villa in Rawai, Phuket, following an arrest warrant issued by the Chinese authorities. The man is accused of fabricating paperwork to safe a bootleg mortgage, inflicting the Chinese government to suffer losses of round 1.133 billion yuan (approximately 5.6 billion baht).
This information was revealed throughout a press convention at the Immigration Bureau headquarters in Nonthaburi yesterday. Immigration Bureau Chief Pol Lt Gen Phakphumphiphat Sujjapan presided over the occasion. It was revealed that the Bureau obtained notification concerning the wished particular person from the Chinese authorities through the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China initially of the month.
Gao, who had entered Thailand through Phuket on September 5, was found to have used a Thailand Privilege Card to realize entry. This card granted him a one-year stay, legitimate till September 3, 2024. However, upon receiving the warrant from the Chinese authorities, the immigration officers requested permission from Pol Lt Gen Phakphumphiphat to revoke Gao’s permit, given the intense expenses he was facing. They also sought to place him on a watch record, reported The Phuket News.
Investigation led the officers to a villa in Rawai, the place Gao was residing. A search warrant was procured from the Phuket Provincial Court, allowing officers to examine the premises. While no illegal items have been found during the search, Gao was taken into custody due to the request of the Chinese government.
Upon interrogation, it was revealed that Gao had been living along with his relations in the villa. No nonsense confessed to being the individual sought by the Chinese government, as said within the arrest warrant. Following this, Gao was informed that his allow to remain in Thailand had been cancelled. He was subsequently moved to the Immigration Bureau Region 3 headquarters in Bangkok for further authorized proceedings.
The Immigration Bureau confirmed that Gao had not dedicated any offences while in Thailand, but was being held solely for the costs filed by the Chinese government..

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