Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Woman who laundered drug money gets death penalty

BANGKOK: The Criminal Court has handed down a death sentence to a Myanmar woman for laundering dirty money and her connection with the methamphetamine trade.

drugscrimepolice
By Bangkok Post

Saturday 26 January 2019, 09:37AM


The court passed sentence on Myint Thein Aye, 43, after finding her guilty of several counts including laundering money from meth that she possessed, trafficked and financed.

She was arrested in November 2017 when Narcotics Suppression Bureau officers intercepted her van in Bangkok. Investigators had been tracking the gangs she led for years.

She claimed she had travelled from Myanmar for medical treatment in Bangkok and ran a foreign-exchange business in Thailand and her country.

However, police believed Myint Thein Aye was a key figure in a drug gang, handling the money from the meth trade.

Her name had been on the wanted list after NSB officers busted a gang in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai in 2016 by posing as drug buyers. They agreed on a price of B13.5 million and were told to transfer the money into a bank account under the woman’s name in Mae Sai.

Laguna Golf Phuket

The money was laundered to open jewellery and gold shops, as well as a hotel business in the two countries, according to the NSB.

Police also cracked down other members of the gang when they raided a house in Samut Prakan in December 2017.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Opinion: Recalibrating the retirement visa

I would bet most of the runners are tourists, not retirees....(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Recalibrating the retirement visa

“Dr Nutthawut also plainly pointed out that the government is looking to unload the burden of foot...(Read More)


Phuket Marine Office to destroy abandoned Chinese fishing boats

A great idea I read here from BenPendejo! Removal of hazardous/polluting stuff, and sink them somewh...(Read More)


Baby Jumbo is dead

Total disregard for the animals in their care. Many abused drugged animals for ‘use’ by tourists...(Read More)


Cabinet approves mandatory health insurance for long-stay visas

So it is the pesky long stay foreigners cheating the hospitals. Go to private hospital and you have...(Read More)


Phuket elephant rides in the sea given all clear

These DLD guys are useless idiots. How many times have we heard about them visiting that horrible Zo...(Read More)


Phuket Marine Office to destroy abandoned Chinese fishing boats

Oh boy. Let's see how this turns out. I guess some locals decided they want a few parts. I'm...(Read More)


Baby Jumbo is dead

They created a "special area" for him to recover. The idiots didn't think that a mud h...(Read More)


Baby Jumbo is dead

Third World Country's like Thailand should not have the right to have a Zoo they don't unde...(Read More)


Phuket elephant rides in the sea given all clear

Do they understand that the tide moves in and out? That the elephants will be trampling different ar...(Read More)