A 32-year old ex-monk from Haa who impersonated a Druk Air official was arrested for conning a 35- year old woman on April 20.
According to the victim’s statement, she knew the suspect through talking with him over the phone. They had been in contact for a month.
The victim asked for her “call-friend’s” help in procuring dollars when he claimed to be a Druk Air official and promised to help her.
On March 22, the victim met with the suspect at the Druk Air office with Nu 0.2 mn for exchange.
The man is suspected to have disappeared from the other exit with the money while the woman waited the whole day.
Finally, when the suspect did not turn up, she informed the police who arrested him at Chunzom while he was returning from Phuentsholing because right after the act, he went to Jaigaon and Falakatta.
Police could not recover the money but the suspect has confessed to the crime and the case is still under investigation.
This is the fourth con case reported this year.