The Anti-Money Laundering Office will be asked by the police to impound the bank accounts and assets of Ms Pasit Arinchalapit alias Sinsae Shogun charged with public fraud.

Pol Lt-Gen Thitirath Nongharnpitak, commissioner of Central Investigation Bureau, said on Thursday that police tracing the assets of the alleged trickster and initially found three million baht in bank deposit.

He added that police would coordinate the AMLO to impound Ms Pasit's assets and bank accounts before money to be refunded to her victims who were duped into subscribing as memberships of her direct sale company, WealthEver, which offers a package tour trip to Japan at a cost of 10,000 baht during April 11-16.

About 2,000 people were duped into joining the memberships in order to get cheap package tour to Japan during Songkran festival. But they ended up being stranded at Suvarnabhumi international airport on Tuesday night.

Pol Lt-Gen Thitirath said that Ms Pasit, the prime suspect and managing director of WealthEver, had denied the company sold package tour to Japan, but admitted that it enlisted direct sale memberships with the right to travel to Japan.

He added that about 30 people who worked for agents of WealthEver would be summoned for questioning.

Police will on Friday ask the court to have Ms Pasit detained for further questioning.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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