Woman arrested for selling ghost SIM cards to criminal gangs

Photo via Facebook/ Saichon Chounchou

Police in the northern province of Tak arrested a Thai woman for offering ghost SIM cards which were registered by using the identification cards of migrant workers. Police revealed they confiscated 4,397 of the registered ghost SIM cards.

The arrest was made today, May 19, by the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau, following the recent arrest of a 59 year old Thai man named Somchai and his two migrant employees who were caught selling registered ghost SIM cards on Wednesday, May 17.

The arrest led to the Facebook account of a Thai woman, 38 year old Thanaporn, who sold the ghost SIM cards online and had over 3,500 followers. Officers raided her house in Tak today and confiscated 4,397 ready-to-use SIM cards, 20 mobile phones, a Smith & Wesson .22 calibre revolver, and 50 bullets.

Thanaporn admitted to her actions and confessed that she had…

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