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Backhoe driver digs up 100,000 baht in cash buried in Nakhon Si Thammarat



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A construction worker came across around 100,000 baht in cash that had been buried underground while he was using a backhoe to level out land in the southern province Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Nataya Wakwatee said her father, who used to live on the property, had told her sometime before he died that something was hidden under his bed. She assumed that he was talking about lottery numbers. She says her father would write down numbers on the bed. 5 years went by before the money was found.

The money had been placed in a plastic box then covered with bricks and buried around 20 centimetres deep. The box ended up breaking apart. Water got into some of the bags of cash, but most of the money was in good condition. Altogether, there was about 50,000 baht worth of 500 baht bills, 12,000 baht worth of 100 baht bills and 10,000 baht worth of 20 baht bills.

The landowner, who owns the Thampranna Market, had hired a backhoe driver to level out the land for a noodle shop Nataya would run.

SOURCE: Thai Residents


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  1. Gosport

    Monday, March 22, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Great father. It comes at right time.

  2. toby andrews

    Monday, March 22, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    In the headlines it is B100.000
    In the article it is B70.000
    It seems Thaiger has made another numerical mistake.
    When they cut and past, reading the whole article first would prevent this.
    Anyway a nice sum to start up a noodle shop . . .

  3. Bill

    Monday, March 22, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Guess he didn’t trust the banks.

  4. Mike

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:27 am

    It was put there for safe-keeping. No way it’s connected to a murder or a robbery.

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