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.