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Fake marriage scam in Thailand

10 Indian men, 24 Thai women arrested over fake-marriage scam in Thailand

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Fake marriage scam in Thailand, 10 Indian men, 24 Thai women arrested, an ongoing crackdown launched by the Police Bureau of foreigners living unlawfully in the country it said. 10 Indian men and 24 Thai women have been arrested in Thailand for their alleged involvement in fake marriages aimed at extending spousal visas in the country, authorities said.

10 Indian men and 24 Thai women have been arrested in Thailand for their alleged involvement in fake marriages aimed at extending spousal visas in the country, authorities said. At least 20 other Indian men and six Thai women are said to be on the run, The Nation newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Immigration Police Bureau 1 in Bangkok had detected fake marriages between 30 men and 30 women, which were falsely documented in order to extend spousal visas for the men, most of whom made a living in Thailand as illegal moneylenders or salesmen for pay-by-installment goods such as clothing and electrical appliances, the police said.

Police investigators presented evidence to revoke the suspects’ faulty marriage licences with the respective district offices, it added.

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