Nong Plalai man arrested on trafficking, gun charges

Friday, 27 June 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

A Nong Plalai man has been arrested on drug and human-trafficking charges after Banglamung police raided his cafe in Rongpoh.

Regional and local police joined with the Anti-Money Laundering Office for the raid on the Super Star Cafe June 15. Owner Damrongsak Rakyat, 44, was taken into custody and officers seized 11 long and short guns, 977 bullets, nine bank books, two credit cards, land registration documents, a computer, gold amulet and cash.

Damrongsak Rakyat is arrested for allegedly possessing a cache of weapons, as well as undisclosed human-trafficking charges.Damrongsak Rakyat is arrested for allegedly possessing a cache of weapons, as well as undisclosed human-trafficking charges.

Damrongsak was charged with human trafficking, prostitution, illegally opening a business without a license, employing underage workers and intimidating minors to commit illegal acts.  In addition, the officers confiscated many of his assets since the suspect allegedly had violated the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 1999.

The suspect denied the charges and no details on the human-trafficking offenses were given other than police received information that he was trafficking children.

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