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Arrests made for nonexistent flight tickets and illegal abortion pills being sold online.

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday announced a crackdown on websites found to be selling abortion-inducing drugs. Those drugs included Mifepristone (RU-486) and Cytotec (which is supposed to be used to treat ulcers).

The two men arrested were charged with selling the abortion-inducing drugs on nine websites.

“The websites operated for more than a year and lured more than 20,000 buyers who ordered the pills online, [DSI chief] Mr. Tarit said. “Many customers had addresses near university campuses, he added.”

abortion pillsTarit said the pills were seized at one of the suspect’s house, which was also used as a distribution center.

According to the Bangkok Post, the DSI and the Thai FDA carried out surveillance of the websites for seven months. Tarit said the two men netted around four million baht (around $125,000) per month from the illicit business.

The men were charged with selling drugs without authorization and violating the Computer Crime Act.

On the same day a Pattaya Transsexual was arrested at Suvanarbumi Airport for the sale of flight tickets online. Khun Pet was arrested as he attempted to board a flight bound for Seoul, South Korea after working from his home, placing google Ads promoting cheap flight tickets for Thai based international customers who would transfer money to Khun Pet’s Thai bank account but never receive a ticket let alone conformation of their booking which did not actually exist.

Khun Pet was taken to Pattaya police station that had been inundated with complaints about the nonexistent flight tickets that led to his arrest.



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