Thai businessman arrested, suspected of financing drug rings – Reports


A Thai-Indian textile businessman was arrested in Bangkok on Tuesday morning on suspicion of financing major local and transnational drug-trafficking networks, reports local newspapers.

The Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) operation, code-named “Chaiya Sayop Pairee 61/4”, saw police officers raid a total of 30 locations across the country on Tuesday to crack down on drug traffickers and accomplices, reports The Nation.

The businessman, who was identified in the newspaper reports, was said to be wanted in connection with the seizure of 400 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine.

He was detained at his home at the Watthana district, reports Bangkok Post.

Police teams raided 30 locations nationwide on Tuesday morning, three of them directly linked to the businessman, the report quoted deputy police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan.

About 160 million baht (about US$5.1m or RM20m) worth of his assets were also seized for further investigation, one report said.


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