THREE Thai nominees were arrested today (Dec. 28) for holding over 200 million baht in assets for a foreigner who was earlier arrested for applying for a Thai ID card without being a Thai national, Naewna newspaper said.
Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Roy Ingkapairoj and Immigration Bureau Chief Pol. Lt. Gen. Phakphumphiphat Sujjapan said after Mr. Shao was arrested, a search and seizure of 36 items from an association on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road revealed that he was the owner of three companies held in the names of nominees.
Upon getting warrants to search the premises of the three companies and two other places police got enough evidence to arrest Mr. Saran (surname withheld), Mr. Patiphat and Ms. Chanya for acting as Shao’s nominees.
Investigation revealed that Shao in fact had opened more than three companies in the name of his nominees with registered capital totalling over 10 million baht. The three arrested nominees were found to be holding over 200 million baht assets for Shao.
Additional charges have been filed against the foreign suspect including filing a false report to officials and running businesses in the country without permission.
Senior police officers giving details of today’s case. Photos: Naewna