'Unusually wealthy' officer nabbed
- Published: 26/04/2013 at 07:50 PM
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SING BURI - A senior police officer and his wife were arrested on Friday after police discovered 400,000 baht in cash and a bank account book containing 15 million baht in their home.
Theeranai Yaiwong of the Sawaeng Ha police station in Ang Thong was apprehended at the Sing Buri provincial hall and his wife Suganya Yawong was arrested at their home in Khai Bang Rachan district.
Pol Sr Sgt Maj Theeranai was in Sing Buri to attend the launch of a campaign against crime in central provinces.
Officers have seized the couple's money and the account book and have frozen their assets which include an 8-million-baht property, two fertiliser stores worth 2 million baht, and a few vehicles.
Police and the Office of the Narcotics Control Board had conducted investigations since 2007 and found out that the officer was involved in illegal drug distribution, said Pol Lt Gen Naret Nanthachote, commander of Provincial Police Region 1.
Both suspects denied that they had committed any crimes.
Police have taken the two into custody at the Sing Buri police station pending further investigations.
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