Nigerian romance gang busted by police

Tourist Police and 191 Special Branch Police busted a Nigerian romance scam gang and arrested a Negerian man for fraud charges.

Light Chinezurum was brought to a press conference on Friday (April 27) after being caught for luring several women into online relationship and convincing them to transfer cash to him.

The victim said the suspect promise to send them valuable gifts, however, they had to transfer “customs fee” to a Thai bank account in order to claim the gift.

Tourist Police Bureau deputy commander Pol Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn said Mr Chinezurum was at his rented room. Several bank books, ATM cards, mobile phones and a computer were also seized.

His bank accounts showed over 16 million baht in circulations, while immigration records show him leaveing and entering the country for over 13 times in the past few months.

He said the suspect was a key person who would do money transactions to member of the romance gang in Nigeria.