Two Liberians arrested for black dollar scam in Bangkok

 Thailand Immigration police chief Nathathorn Prousoontorn, centre, shows Liberian men David Neal, right, and Mathas Davies, left, who were arrested with fake US dollar notes in the lower Sukhumvit area, Bangkok

Thailand Immigration police chief Nathathorn Prousoontorn, centre, shows Liberian men David Neal, right, and Mathas Davies, left, who were arrested with fake US dollar notes in the lower Sukhumvit area, Bangkok

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

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.