Tourist Police and 191 Special Branch Police on Friday (April 27) busted a Nigerian romance scam gang and arrested a Negerian man for fraud charges.
Light Chinezurum was caught by police following complaints by several women that they were lured into an online relationship by the man who promised to send them cash or other valuables.
However, the suspect told them to send him customs fee first so they could claim the money and valuables.
They said they transferred their money to Thai bank accounts.
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.