1 billion baht in assets seized in human trafficking instances, officer “Big Joke” reports

Assets valued at more than 1 billion baht have been seized from human trafficking operations in Thailand where Burmese people had been trafficked from the northern province Tak all the method down to the Malaysian border. The Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, made the announcement at a current press conference, adding that authorities are still investigating and plan to make more arrests.
Early within the investigation, again in June 2019, police in Surat Thani arrested people allegedly concerned in a human trafficking operation, the deputy commissioner stated. More suspects, allegedly from the identical group, were arrested in September of 2019 within the neighbouring province Nakhon Si Thammarat, based on Big Joke. Both Thai and Burmese suspects allegedly trafficked Burmese individuals from the northern province Tak, which borders Myanmar and took them all the way down to Malaysia.
After further investigation, the officers discovered the gang was additionally involved in money laundering. More suspects have been arrested in Prachuap Kiri Khan, Ranong, Phuket, and Pattani. Authorities seized 25 bank accounts with over 980 million baht, six homes, six automobiles, five motorcycles, 12 ships, 560 grams of gold, luxurious equipment, and weapons. Unlock say the gang averted utilizing cash and spent gold as a substitute.
Big Joke stated the authorities would conduct more investigations and monitor their financial transactions, which may result in more arrests and cut their connections..

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