Officers seized 31 million baht in cash and assets in 20 drug trafficking raids

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In a major crackdown on a suspect drug network run by a woman in Northern Thailand, officers raided 20 locations in the Eastern region and seized cash as well as other assets valued at a total of 31 million baht.

Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board launched an investigation back in October into a suspected drug network said to be run by 63 year old Buachan Khao-in who was wanted by police for allegedly supporting and colluding in the illicit drug trade.

The following month, Buachan was arrested in Chiang Mai. Police say the woman had a bank account open in her name that received money transfers from those in the drug trade. According to Thai PBS, more than 10 billion baht had been in circulation in her bank account.

In the recent raids, 170 officers from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, Provincial Police Region 2, and Rayong and Chanthaburi police broke off into teams to raid 20 places that were suspected of being linked to Buachan. No arrests were reported.

Officers seized a total of 8.59 million baht in cash and took over 17 bank accounts with a total of 9.8 million baht. They also seized a home valued at more than 10 million baht and a Mercedes Benz valued at 2.7 million baht.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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