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WEDNESDAY, December 06, 2023

AMLO updates media on corruption cases

AMLO updates media on corruption cases
TUESDAY, November 21, 2023

The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has this year seized 1,333 assets worth over 2.559 billion baht from 60 cases of suspected corruption and criminal activities.

AMLO deputy secretary-general Pol Maj Gen Ekarak Limsangkat and Pol Maj Gen Yutthana Phraedam, deputy director-general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), which is investigating 26 of the cases, announced the seizures at a press conference on Monday.

Ekarak said 42 assets worth 64 million baht have been seized from suspects in drug cases, including those linked to Myanmar businessman Tun Min Latt, who was arrested in Bangkok last year on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering.

17 items worth 374 million baht have been seized in public scamming cases, including those of Chanin Yensudchai, former chairman of Stark Corporation, an industrial cable-maker suspected of fraud in a high profile case that caught the public attention in July.

The alleged fraud at Stark Corporation has affected numerous shareholders, bondholders, and creditors, inflicting an estimated damage of 100 billion baht.

Yutthana said that after interviewing over 160 witnesses, charges have been filed against 11 persons in the Stark Corporation case, five of them individuals involved in the fraud and the remaining six juristic persons.

AMLO updates media on corruption cases

Yutthana also reported progress on the DSI’s seizure of 161 containers of illegally imported pork at Laem Chabang Port in Chonburi province in July this year.

So far, eight people allegedly involved in the operation have been arrested, including the owners of the import company and another company that sells agricultural products, he said.

DSI officials are also checking records of imported pork via Laem Chabang Port dating back to 2019, which totalled over 2,300 containers, for signs of illegal operations, said Yutthana.