Cops expose fake licence plate scam throughout Thailand: Government officer arrested

The nationwide traffic police dismantled an operation promoting fake red licence plates throughout Thailand. Bonus have been apprehended, certainly one of whom is reportedly a government officer. The suspects were captured following a raid on a residence yielding substantial evidence. The apprehension comes on the back of quite a few reports of automobiles with fraudulent red plates evading toll sales space charges.
Major General Worawat Vatnakhonbancha, the top of the Traffic Police Division, right now ordered an intensive investigation. A 37 year previous man, recognized solely as Atiruj, was caught committing forgery and fraudulently importing into a pc system distorted or forged information, which is more likely to cause hurt to the public in accordance with Section 14 of the Computer Crime Act BE 2550.
Atiruj’s apprehension took place at a residence in Nong Samet sub-district, Mueang district, Trat province. Massive was led by cyber police following a number of situations of vehicles with counterfeit plates bypassing toll cubicles with out fee. Subsequent investigations revealed an online scheme selling pretend registration plates and vehicle handbooks was working via a Facebook web page named ‘ขายป้ายแดงพร้อมเล่ม.’ The counterfeit gadgets, not issued by the Department of Land Transport, have been priced between 3,500 and 8,500 baht (US$101 to US$245), reported KhaoSod.
Further investigations traced the Facebook page’s administrator to a 35 year outdated man named Sivapat. A warrant was promptly issued, leading to Sivapat’s arrest in Saraburi province. A subsequent extension of the investigation revealed Atiruj, residing in Trat Province, was an confederate concerned in fulfilling orders.
Upon interrogation, Atiruj confessed to purchasing the counterfeit license plates and vehicle handbooks from Sivapat through Facebook, for a cost of 3,500 baht per set. Following this, he would distribute the gadgets to customers throughout Thailand utilizing a non-public delivery firm. Although he admitted to having done this a quantity of occasions, Atiruj maintained that he was unaware the license plates have been fake.
The two have been discovered working together to fulfil orders, with Sivapat managing the Facebook page and Atiruj in cost of deliveries. Sivapat is reportedly an officer of a provincial administrative organisation, while Atiruj is a human safety and social improvement officer..

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