Mother, daughter arrested for allegedly cheating 40 krathong float buyers

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Breaking News November 23, 2018 14:58

By The Nation

A mother and her daughter have been arrested for allegedly scamming 40 people to buy Bt1.5 million worth of krathong floats made of corn husks.

Somruedee Tempiam and her daughter were arrested following complaints from 40 victims, said Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakpal, acting commissioner of the Immigration Bureau

Surachate said the two created a Facebook page to sell corn-husk floats at prices ranging from Bt25 to Bt200, on condition that each order must have a minimum of 50 units.

Surachate said most buyers did not get the floats after transferring money to the pair while some received only part of their order.

Surachate said the mother and daughter also threatened to file defamation suits against anyone who complained about the alleged scam.

The pair were also accused of cheating some 20 members of Tambon Lan Dok Mai OTOP in Kamphaeng Phet’s Kosumphi district. The pair allegedly took the villagers’ corn-husk floats for reselling but did not pay for them.

 

Source : The Nation Multimedia

Two security men wounded as bomb blast rocks Iraq’s Diyala

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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Two security men were wounded Thursday when a bomb exploded in the Iraqi province of Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Mawazin News website, the source said that an explosive charge went off at al-Islah village, Jalawla, in northeastern Diyala.

According to the source, the bomb attack “left two security men wounded.”

The security forces found another bomb at the scene but they managed to detonate it remotely, the source added.

Earlier in the day, an explosive charge targeted a bus carrying schoolboys in a village in al-Shura district, south of Mosul, leaving four students dead and seven others wounded.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

A total of 69 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 105 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

 

Source : Iraqi News