Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) officials, police and soldiers launched raids in five northeastern provinces on Friday morning against a network of illegal rosewood loggers and traders.
The descended on 20 locations, searching houses, garages, used car dealers' premises and shops in Ubon Ratchathani, Si Sa Ket, Amnat Charoen, Mukdahan and Kalasin provinces.
Amlo secretary-general Seehanat Prayoonrat said the raids targeted assets of an illegal rosewood cartel led by Pakin Siriwarom, also known as Suparp Upara and Sia Parp, and nine associates in the five provinces.
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