Central Thailand –
The Narcotics Control Board, together with Provincial Police Region 2, yesterday, April 28th announced the major confiscation of valuable properties of 23 alleged drug offenders in eight provinces in central Thailand, with a total of 30 million baht in value.
Police Colonel Jirawat Payungtham, deputy chief of Provincial Police Region 2, revealed that more than 170 police officers were deployed to search and seize the valuable properties of the drug suspects in Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao Sa Kaeo, Samut Prakan provinces, Nonthaburi, and Bangkok.
The confiscation included a total of 8,579,306 baht in cash, 7,030,000 baht of Thai banknotes, and 50,000 baht of US dollar banknotes, worth approximately 1,567,306 baht. A total of 17 bank accounts, worth about 9,801,461 baht, were sequestered as well as a 10-million-baht house and a 2.7-million-baht luxurious car.
According to the Narcotics Control Board, the suspects were violating the Act on Measures for the Suppression of Offenders in an Offence Relating to Narcotics B.E. 2534 and Anti-Money Laundering Act B.E. 2542. They were detained at Provincial Police Region 2 for further investigation.
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