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20 foreigners arrested in Bangkok for running boiler room scam

BANGKOK, April 8 — Twenty foreigners were arrested at their Bangkok office for running a ‘boiler room’ scam in a joint operation involving the Thai police and international law enforcement agencies — Australian and Canadian police in conjunction with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Thailand’s Tourist Police Division Commander Pol Maj Gen Adis Ngamjitsuksri led the international law enforcement agencies to search an office on the 18th floor of the Amarin Tower on Ploenchit Road after receiving complaints from a large number of investors, especially Australians, who had been solicited by telephone salespersons based at a so-called “call centre” in Thailand to buy shares in overseas markets, particularly in Thailand and Hong Kong. They were also persuaded to invest in the gold futures market in Asian markets.

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