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Actress Pat may face money laundering charge

Wellknown actress Ms Napapha Pat Tantrakul will be summoned to be questioned by police regarding her dubious financial transactions after which she may be charged with collusion in money laundering, Pol Lt-Gen Sommai Kongvisaisook, commissioner of Metropolitan Anti-Narcotics Bureau, said on Saturday.

Besides the actress, he said 5-6 relatives of her husband, Mr Akkarakit Worarotecharoendet, aka Benz Racing, will also be summoned for questioning.

Pol Lt-Gen Sommai continued saying that police would like to know the origins of cash deposits in their bank accounts as it was discovered that about 100 million baht in financial transactions were recorded in their banks accounts, including about 30 million baht circulating in Pat's bank account.

The enquiry police officers handling the case are likely to reject any request for bail for the actress after a charge was filed against her.

Police suspected that the financial transactions were part of the money laundering effort linked to Laotian drug kingpin Xaisana Kaeo pimpa who is now held in detention.

Tags: actress, Pat, money laundering, dubious financial transactions

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)