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Ugandans,Thai woman nabbed for online romance scam

Street at Koh Samui Lamai beach

Street on Koh Samui Lamai beach. Photo: Toeffie~commonswiki.

Two Ugandan men and a Thai woman have been arrested on Koh Samui for alleged collusion in an online romance scam, duping Thai women into transferring money into their bank accounts.

The trio – Rogers Kyeyune, 31, and Emmanuel Kasoma, 37, from Uganda, and Wilaiwan Phetthong, 24 -are accused specifically of swindling money from four women, Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy chief of the Tourist Police Bureau, said at a media briefing on Wednesday.

Full story: Bangkok Post