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Eight Nigerian men arrested in Thailand alongside six others for engaging in online romance scam, are currently being paraded by the Police in the Asian country.

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The men reportedly engaged in swindling nearly Bt2 million from Thai women in Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Phitsanulok, Chon Buri and Bangkok's Dusit district.

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Deputy Tourist Police chief Maj-General Surachate Hakpan told a press conference on Monday, August 6, that the investigation began after complaints from victims - each of whom wired between Bt300,000 and Bt500,000 to the gang.

He said that the Thai suspects - including at least four Thai women - aided the gang by opening bank accounts and withdrawing cash for the foreign suspects.

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Despite the Thai suspects' claim of innocence, he said they would face a charge of public fraud and abetting trans-national crimes, which is punishable with up to 10 years imprisonment.

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