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Indian man, 27 Thai women arrested over fake-marriage scam
The Indian man, Wikrom Layerhi, was arrested on charges of being a broker to arrange for Thai women to register fake marriages with Indian nationals, the National daily reported.

Indian man, 27 Thai women arrested over fake-marriage scam

15 Jan 2019 | 5:20 PM

BANGKOK: A 35-year-old Indian man and 27 Thai women had been arrested in Thailand for their alleged involvement in fake marriages registration scam, authorities said.

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Bangkok, January 15

A 35-year-old Indian man and 27 Thai women had been arrested in Thailand for their alleged involvement in fake marriages registration scam that permitted Indians to get residential visas in the country, authorities said.

The Indian man, Wikrom Layerhi, was arrested on charges of being a broker to arrange for Thai women to register fake marriages with Indian nationals, the National daily reported.

The arrested women were hired for 8,000 to 10,000 bahts each, adding that these women never stayed with the Indians with whom they had registered their marriages, Lt Gen Surachate Hakpal, Immigration Bureau Chief and Deputy Head of the Technology Crime Suppression Centre, said on Monday.

The arrest was made following a long investigation, and 27 Thai women had also been taken in custody, he added.

One of the women is 70 and had a family, including children, Surachate said. PTI

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