S$6m in assets seized in Chiang Rai raids

S$6m in assets seized in Chiang Rai raids

These assets are believed to belong to a drug-trafficking gang allegedly led by an inmate in Prachin Buri's Khao Bin Prison, police said.

The officers searched a house in Mae Chan district of oil businessman Sompan Liewcharoen, 63, who was accused of laundering money for the drug network led by the inmate. They also seized Bt69 million (S$ 2.8 m) in cash, 70 bank accounts, four plots of land worth Bt17 million, two cars and two safes. However, Sompan denied any wrongdoing and said he would fight this allegation in court.

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