Sunday, 18 September 2016

9/18/2016 05:13:00 pm
Four Brits Facing Funny Money And Drugs Charges.

The Brits are behind bars tonight after they were charged with various offences related to counterfeit money and drugs.

Adam Carter, 21, Thomas Moore, Luke Swainston-Thomas and Bradley Turner, all aged 23, were arrested in the early hours of Friday at rented bungalow on Koh Phangan following an investigation by police into forged £20 notes being passed at a money exchanged booth on the island.

Four young Britons visiting the famous full moon party venue Koh Pha Ngan have been arrested for passing forged pound banknotes and having a small amount of marijuana.

The police made the arrest at 1am yesterday (Sept 16) at a rented house in tambon Ban Tai after an investigation exposed the four men as the people spending the forged currency.

The police seized 96 fake £20 notes, which would be worth around B86,000, and 2.11 grams of marijuana.

Col Somchai Noppasri, commander of Koh Pha Ngan police, said the four men confessed that they had brought the forged currency with them from the UK to spend during the trip to Koh Pha Ngan. They took turns changing £100 at a time into baht at a privately operated currency exchange on the island.

All four confessed to possession of counterfeit money and the small amount of dope telling investigators they brought the fakes with them from the UK and had exchanged £100 worth four times at a currency exchange booth on the island.
They were charged with owning and passing fake foreign currency and illegally possessing drugs.


Party is over for British forgers in Thailand.

Four young British men came to Thailand believing they could live it up by passing fake £20 banknotes to exchange booths.

They had been changing between £100 and £200 at a time, taking it in turns to tour the booths on Koh Pangan.

However, one exchange operator realised what was going on and called the police. The four were easily traceable from clear CCTV images.

The cops tracked the gang to rented rooms in the Ban Tai part of the island. Thomas and Luke Anthony and Steven Belfry, all twenty-three years old and twenty-one-year old Adam Lewis were arrested in possession of ninety-six fake £20 notes, 86,000 baht and a bag of ganja weighing 2.1 grams.

The four have admitted fraud and said they brought the fake money with them from England.

They had been looking for a place to have a good time and said they stayed in Bangkok, Phi Phi Island and Kao Tao before arriving at Pangan for the Full Moon Party.

They had been passing off fake notes all along the way.

Several exchange booth operators from their route have now visited Koh Pangan to identify them.

All four have been charged with using fake banknotes and possession of a category five drug and been detained in a Thai jail.

Source: Bkk Post

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