BANGKOK, 02 Oct 2013, – The Anti Money Laundering Office (AMLO) and the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) are trying to confiscate the asset of 2 tax fraudsters involved in tax evasion schemes worth more than 4 billion baht.
Police Colonel Seehanart Prayunrat, AMLO Secretary General, together with a team of DSI officials, took a court writ to search bank safes of the two suspects, who are siblings in the Saelong family, at a Kasikorn Bank branch on Rama III Rd. The siblings, Mr. Werayuth Saelok also known as Thanayuth Donlathanakoset and Miss Saithan Saelok, are currently on the run. Both of them have reportedly fled the country and may currently reside in a neighboring country.
Investigations unveiled that the 2 criminals had deposited more than 300 million baht worth of gold bars in a rented safe at the venue. Unfortunately the safe was emptied by the time the officials made the contact with the bank.
The security logs showed that the siblings had recently paid several visits to the vault. According to the record, their last visit was in May.
AMLO officials have already confiscated 2 condominium units in Sukhumvit Soi 24 worth altogether 30 million baht. The authorities are taking steps to confiscate more real estates and other assets obtained by the tax fraudsters using the illegal money.
The AMLO said it would announce the latest development of the case very soon.