Thai authorities have issued arrest warrants for four immigration officers ― they kidnapped a Chinese citizen and his translator, and forced them to transfer 30,000 USDT stablecoins.
This became known on March 10, when a local resident who worked as a translator for a Chinese businessman contacted the police. According to Surachate Hakparn, deputy chief of the National Immigration Police, the Chinese businessman asked the translator to help extend his passport and visa in Bangkok, but the agency rejected his application.
After the failure, the Chinese citizen and the translator headed home, where five men were already waiting for them. They loaded the victims into a car and started threatening, demanding money. A resident of the Celestial Empire had to turn to his son in China, who sent the extortionists 30,000 USDT through the imToken wallet.
During the investigation, it was established that four immigration police officers were involved in the attack. An arrest warrant was issued in their names. The Chinese returned to his homeland.