Thailand police and Immigration authorities say they have arrested two Liberians in central Bangkok on Thursday over a black dollar scam found in their possession with fake US dollar banknotes.
According to the Bangkok Post online, quoting the Immigration police commissioner Nathathorn Prousoontorn said David Neal, 40, and Mathas Davies, 53, were arrested in their rented room on Sukhumvit 4 Road (Nana Tai Road) in Klong Toey district with 60 fake US dollar notes with a denomination value of about $5,000.
The men allegedly confessed that they had lured many Thai and foreign victims into believing that they had a special chemical that could erase a black coat from dollar banknotes they obtained from a charity fund of the United Nations. Many victims believed them and bought the chemical at a cost of 100,000 to 500,000 baht, Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn said.
Both the Immigration and Police say they are seeking a Thai accomplice and the source of the counterfeit notes, he said. READ MORE OF THIS STORY