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10 Malaysians detained in Bangkok to be deported back

Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa, Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Ten Malaysian citizens detained by the Thai police in a raid on a Macau scam syndicate last month will be deported back to Malaysia soon.

The matter was confirmed by police assistant liaison officer at the Malaysian embassy in Thailand, Ridzuan Abdul Aziz.

“All of them will be deported to Malaysia soon,” he told Bernama, adding that the deportation process was underway.

At present, the 10 Malaysian suspects are being detained at the Suan Phlu Immigration Detention Centre in Bangkok.

They were all nabbed when the Thai police raided their double-storey rented house in Prawet, near Bangkok, on Aug 2.

According to the Thai police, the syndicate had been using Thailand as their centre of operations, but made Malaysians their main target.

“The syndicate was masterminded by Malaysian and Taiwan nationals. The raid itself was a joint effort between the Thailand police and Malaysian police,” deputy Thai tourist police Surachet Hakpal said in a statement after the operation.

Surachet said the success of the operation was due to the close cooperation between the two security forces.

He added that the syndicate had rented the double-storey house over the past four months and would move to other location when their activities were detected by the authorities.

- Bernama

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