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Bt800m more assets of tour operator seized

Jul 30. 2016
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THE ANTI-MONEY Laundering Office (AMLO) has seized additional assets worth Bt800 million belonging to the network of Phuket-based tour operator Tranlee Travel Co Ltd, AMLO chief Pol General Chaiya Siri-amphankul said yesterday.
Earlier this year, Tranlee Travel senior director and shareholder Kritchakorn Roongmongkolnam was arrested on charges of using fake credentials to acquire Thai nationality and set up the firm, while his business partner Weerachai Kampaiprapankul remains at large.
Kritchakorn has been charged with racketeering, which is within AMLO’s scope of investigation, Chaiya said. The probe had led to more accomplices resulting in the seizure of 12 assets worth Bt800 million, including three land plots in Phuket and seven properties in Phang Nga’s Koh Yao district. 
Previously, AMLO had impounded 204 assets belonging to Tranlee worth Bt400 million, he added.

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