By Piyanuch Tamnukasetchai
THE Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) has seized an additional Bt100 million from two Klong Dan contractors, Amlo chief Pol General Chaiya Siriamphankul said yesterday.
This involved Bt70 million in two bank accounts of Gateway Development Co and Bt30 million in a bank account of Prayoonvit Karncharng – money from the first instalment of money paid by the government, he said.
The two firms were part of joint-venture firm NVPSKG, which related government agencies were told to pay Bt9.6 billion in fines for the notorious Klong Dan project.
The Amlo chief vowed that his agency would try to retrieve the remainder of Bt25 billion back from contracted parties involved in the Bt24-billion Klong Dan wastewater-treatment plant in Samut Prakan province.
Previously Amlo resolved to seize the second and third instalments paid by state agencies, worth Bt6.4 billion.
It asked the Department of Special Investigation to proceed with a money-laundering charge against the six companies and one individual who allegedly benefited from payment of the first instalment.
He said the agency had so far seized assets worth Bt6.6 billion in this case.