Thailand police arrest 10 Indians for fake marriages, 20 at large

The Hush Post|18:25 pm|1-min-read

Ten Indian men and 24 Thai women were arrested in Thailand on charges of forging documents. They had filed falsified papers to authorities about their marriages, media reports said on Wednesday.

Twenty Indian suspects are still at large, Thai Police said. Six unidentified Thai women were also yet to be located and arrested, an officer told Xinhua.

They had allegedly produced falsified marriage certificates to district officials. This was done in order to be legally allowed to reside in Thailand, the police added.

The police said they had allegedly manipulated fake marriages.  24 Thai women who had been hired as alleged accomplices in were also arrested, Xinhua news agency reported. They had been hired at a price of 500 to 5,000 baht to pretend as the Indians’ spouses, the police said.

Thailand’s Immigration Bureau Chief Surachate Hakparn on Tuesday instructed all immigration units throughout the country to crack down on suspicious foreigners.



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