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Police Raid Illegal Money Lending Operation in Pattaya, Three Thais Arrested


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Pattaya — Region 2 Police raided an illegal money lending operation in Pattaya on Tuesday, June 18th, and arrested three Thai people.

The raid was conducted at a house in the Ratanakorn Village 11 on Soi Takian Tia 7, Banglamung district, Chonburi province, following a tip-off from concerned citizens.


Upon entering the premises, officers found a large Thai family residing in the house. Authorities then showed the family a search warrant before examining the premises, during which they found much evidence of illegal money lending activities, including loan records, five mobile phones, a Honda Wave 125i motorcycle, a Honda Jazz car, two customer account books, and a homemade firearm.

Three suspects were arrested at the scene, including Mr. Sitthichai Tonniem, 40, the owner of the firearm and believed to be the head of the operation, Mr. Ekkarin Sukchant, 22, who worked as a debt collector, and Mr. Aphirak Thongrarerng, 19, who also worked as a debt collector.


By Aim Tanakorn


Full story: THE PATTAYA NEWS 2024-06-22


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4 hours ago, webfact said:

following a tip-off from concerned citizens

That wouldn't have been by someone who owed them money perchance would it ?


Sounds like a good scam borrow money from a loan shark then dob them in, the perfect crime. 

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