Thai Police Raid Temple in Suphan Buri Over Alleged Fake Cancer Treatment

Suphan Buri, Central –

The Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) raided a temple in U Thong district over an alleged fake cancer treatment.

The CPPD told TPN media that on Wednesday (October 25th) they arrested six suspects including a monk identified only as ‘Norrasing’, Ms. Arinda, Mr. Detcharin, Ms. Areeya, Mr. Raweewat, and Mrs. Wachiraaksara.

They are being accused of fraud, being involved in opening a medical center without permission, illegally operating a medical center without permission, selling herbal products without permission, selling unlicensed herbs, advertising unlicensed herbs, over advertising herbs, and importing false information into computer systems.

Monk Norrasing is facing additional charges of doing medical treatment without permission and invading a protected forest without permission.

The six suspects denied the charges of fraud. Seized from them were many medical items, herbs, and medicines worth more than three million baht.

The CCPD told Thai media that the suspects advertised online that they can completely treat severe diseases such as cancer within three months. They sold these herbs, medicines, and services at very high prices to patients and many patients came to the temple for treatment. However, their diseases were not cured and police reports were filed leading to the raids.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.