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Two arrested on counterfeiting US currency, land title deeds

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Nov 29 (TNA) -- Two Thai men have been apprehended and charged with trading using counterfeit US dollar currency, as well as falsifying counterfeit land title deeds and house registrations, police said.

Police said 63-year-old Saravut Pimpa and 44-year-old Somchai Buaboon were arrested after the authorities found numerous items including 50 counterfeit US$100 bills, nine counterfeit land title deeds, and falsified identification cards allegedly in their possession.

One of those arrested, Mr. Saravut, also had several million baht in his bank accounts.

Police said Mr. Saravut revealed under questioning that he had made false government documents for a long time and confessed that he had purchased the counterfeit US currency from a Cambodian man in the Khmer resort of Koh Kong and then sold each counterfeit 100-dollar bill for Bt350 baht (about US$10) to his customers in Thailand and Laos.

Mr. Saravut reportedly told police that Mr. Somchai was only his driver.

Police said they had issued four arrest warrants for the gang in the past and they were questioning the duo in order to arrest more people in the network, especially those involved in counterfeiting US currency. (TNA)
(Source: MCOT Nov. 29, 2009)