Connect with us


Amlo land probe “still running’

Legacy Phuket Gazette



Amlo land probe “still running’ | Thaiger

BANGKOK: Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) Deputy Secretary Pol Col Yuthaboon Disamarn has said he will return to Phuket to continue his office’s investigation into fraudulent land titles.

Col Yuthaboon told the Gazette that he felt it was important that his department crack down on illegal land holdings, so that innocent people are not duped into buying government land.

He said, “There’s no point in talking about this ruining investment in Phuket. What I don’t want is dishonest businessman having plots of land they have come by illegally, then selling them to other people. I don’t want them cheating other people.”

Col Yuthaboon said he could not say when he would be returning to Phuket, or which land would be investigated during his next trip.

However, he did say that he would be examining cases where it was suspected that “flying Sor Kor 1″ papers had been used to register land. This involves using a legitimate Sor Kor 1 for one piece of land to claim ownership of another, more valuable, plot.

Said Col Yuthaboon, “Amlo will check the land carefully and thoroughly, and if we find it is held illegally, we will seize it immediately and return it to the relevant government office.”

The most recent high-profile arrest by Amlo and the police’s crime suppresison division was that of Chamnan Pachantabutr in September, when officers also seized six bank books, two Chanote land deeds and some items of jewelry.

Amlo also confiscated two cars and two bank books from former land officer Uru Thipthep, who is currently on trial in connection with falsified land documents.

Col Yuthaboon blamed Uru and two other land officials – former Kathu District Land Office boss Bunchoo Limraksasin, who was arrested in Ranong on July 21, and Thawatchai Anukul, the fugitive former chief registar of the Phuket Provincial Land Office – for the “terrible” situation in Phuket.

“They made fake land titles [which were] sold to investors,” the colonel explained.

The fate of buildings constructed on illegally-held state land was a matter for the courts to decide, said Col Yuthaboon, adding, “In my opinion, these people have no right to occupy this land and they should be charged in court.

“I recommend that the government use the law to resolve these problems step by step.”


Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Patong47 mins ago

Tar balls spreading in Phuket hit Patong Beach

Phuket2 hours ago

Officials predict 600,000 tourists to Phuket following reopening

Phuket3 hours ago

Technician electrocuted to death while trying to fix jacuzzi

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Pattaya3 hours ago

Pattaya pushes for August 1 Sealed Route reopening plan

Thailand3 hours ago

Mother alleges that Doctor mistakenly gave her 10 year old sleeping pills

Bangkok4 hours ago

1 million Sinopharm doses arrive today

Tourism4 hours ago

Full reopening guidelines for Phuket and Samui

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 3,682 new cases, 20 covid-related deaths, provincial totals

Thailand5 hours ago

Poll shows schools, students, parents, “not ready” for online learning

Chon Buri6 hours ago

Man returns lost parakeet, gets rewarded with BBQ

Thai Life6 hours ago

Thai Lion predicts football matches, other abilities currently unknown

Tourism6 hours ago

Reopening details for Phuket, Samui and beyond laid out

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Multiple Chiang Rai schools to close after infections found

Thailand8 hours ago

Woman falls off building on Pattaya’s Walking Street

Tourism10 hours ago

Refinements to the Sandbox as the countdown continues to Thailand’s reopening

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8