Cassava firms face swindling charges

BURI RAM - Police have pressed embezzlement charges against three firms accused of stealing cassava under the government's pledging scheme.

aeng Isan Agriculture Ltd's manager Kittipong Sanvarangkul, Chalobon Enterprise's manager Sakarin Ratana and Thong Fah Trading Ltd's manager Attaporn Pansa-ard were summoned Tuesday to Muang Buri Ram station.

Their companies were accused of stealing 34,000 tonnes of cassava, worth more than 250 million baht, under the government's produce pledging scheme between 2011 and 2012.

Pol Col Wirat Thadthong, deputy commander of Buri Ram police, said police will expand the investigation.

They plan to find the network behind the alleged fraud.

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