Pattaya police made an announcement on Monday about the arrest of three men from the Democratic Republic of Congo accused of embezzlement. The three men, Mukola, Ntumba and Mankasi, all in their early 30s, were charged with possession of fake passports. They confessed to being agents, receiving 10% commission from a money laundering organization transferring money from overseas to their recently opened bank accounts in both Bangkok and Pattaya. On further investigation, police revealed this money transfer banking scam brought in an estimated 50 million baht of laundered money, and these three men were only the tip of the iceberg operating in Thailand and South East Asia.
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