The Criminal Court on Tuesday dismissed a case brought by prosecutors seeking the confiscation of 100 million baht of assets from convicted drug dealer Anek Sudirat, alias Sia Olarn, under the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
The court ruled the prosecution had not provided solid evidence proving that Anek had acquired his wealth through the drug trade.
In 2004 police from Pratunam Phra-in station in Pathum Thani province arrested Anek, 55, and two other suspects for possession 1.3 million methemphetamine pills with intent to sell. The crime occurred in tambon Prachathipat of Pathum Thani's Thanya Buri district and Bangkok's Prawet district.
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