Pheu Thai politicians' Nakhon Sawan homes searched

Pheu Thai politicians' Nakhon Sawan homes searched

A military truck blocks access to the residence of former Pheu Thai MP for Nakhon Sawan Weerakorn Khamprakorb in Nakhon Sawan province Wednesday morning. (Photo by Chalit Pumruang)
A military truck blocks access to the residence of former Pheu Thai MP for Nakhon Sawan Weerakorn Khamprakorb in Nakhon Sawan province Wednesday morning. (Photo by Chalit Pumruang)

About 300 police and soldiers searched the homes of two Pheu Thai Party politicians and the residences of five other allegedly “influential” figures in Nakhon Sawan province Wednesday.

Two Muang district homes searched belong to veteran former Nakhon Sawan MPs Banyin Tangpakorn, 52, in tambon Nakhon Sawan Tok, and 61-year-old Weerakorn Khamprakorb in tambon Nakhon Sawan Ork.

Bangkok and provincial police and soldiers checked each residence for about two hours. Military trucks blocked reporters from entering.

Mr Banyin, a former deputy commerce minister, currently is a suspect in a case of alleged theft of millions of baht in shares from construction tycoon Chuwong Sae Tang. The 50-year-old businessman was found dead in Mr Banyin's vehicle after a traffic accident in Bangkok last year.

Authorities found four registered guns at Pol Lt Col Banyin's house and a large number of red plastic bowls that the Pheu Thai Party made for supporters for Songkran, at Mr Weerakorn's residence.

Officers also searched five other houses of accused "dark influences". Reportedly among them was the home of a major underground lottery operator.


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