PHOTO: Bangkok Put up
Police within the central Thai province of Phitsanulok have seized belongings valued round one billion baht from a gold store and its associated companies. The shop was suspected of being the ‘store entrance’ to a bigger drug buying and selling community. An arrest warrant was issued for the store’s proprietor, his son is already in custody.
A group of round 100 officers from provincial police, narcotics and different businesses searched 13 venues in Phitsanulok and Chiang Mai yesterday.
The operation adopted the October arrest of 4 drug suspects and the seizure of greater than 1,000,000 methamphetamine drugs in Chiang Rai.
As soon as questioned, the suspects from the sooner arrests implicated Nanthaphan Apichaithanathip, proprietor of the gold store, and his son Phanthanan Apichaithanathip.
Officers had earlier arrested two different suspects, 36 12 months outdated Chalermpong Kosiri and 50 12 months outdated Bulakorn Kaewma, at a petroleum station in Ayutthaya on the identical evening. Chalermpong is Nanthaphan’s son from one other relationship.
Their confessions have to this point led to 6 extra arrests. Police say Nanthaphan was the chief of the gang and purchased medicine from a trafficker.
Authorities seized gold ornaments valued at about 28 million baht from the gold store’s important department. Different belongings included 4 properties price 200 million baht, 10 business buildings price 50 million baht, 58 plots of land price 155 million baht, Buddha amulets, vehicles and different valuables valued at one other 500 million baht.
The deputy nationwide police chief stated the speedy enlargement of Nanthaphan’s companies raised suspicions.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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