Three more suspects in Ufun pyramid scheme arrested

Three more members of Ufun Property pyramid scheme have been arrested by police and shown to the media on Wednesday.
The trio were identified as Supak Thanasen, 44; Vijai Ngarpo, 35; and Mrs Chomchanok Thep-in, 45.Pol Lt-Gen Suveera Songmetta, the assistant national police chief, alleged that Mr Supak, a school director, wired money nine times totaling 2.9 million baht into the bank accounts of Ufun Property company.
In addition, Mr Supak also wired 240,000 baht into the account of Mr Apitchanat Saenkla, 175,000 baht into the account of Ms Piraya Harnprom and 1,050,000 baht into the account of Ms Namonpan Tharabandit.
He said that both Mr Supak and Ms Namonpan were closely connected.Pol Lt-Gen Suveera further said that Mr Vijai, an executive of a company at Laem Chabang, allegedly convinced companies at Laem Chabang to invest in Ufun whereas Mrs Chomchanok also persuaded several individuals to invest in Ufun’s pyramid scheme.
Pol Col Angkoon KlaiKloeng, deputy commander of Crime Suppression Division’s consumers protection unit, disclosed that arrest warrants had been issued for 164 suspects and, of these, 37 have been arrested and the rest are still on the run, both in the country and abroad.
Mrs Chomchanok complained that she herself was a victim of the pyramid scheme because she also invested in the scheme.

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