Pat granted bail by court

The Criminal Court on Monday granted bail for Ms Natpapa Pat Tantrakul after she acknowledged the money laundering charge filed against her by anti-narcotics police.

Ms Natpapa was questioned for about two hours before she was escorted to the court for detention. She denied the charge against her and her lawyer posted 500,000 baht in cash as bail. The court granted her temporary release after the police from the Narcotics Suppression Bureau did not raise any objection to the bail request.

The actress and celebrity TV personality received 1.9 million baht transferred to her bank account by her husband, Mr Akkarakit Benz Racing Worarotecharoendet, in what police suspected to be an act of money laundering to skip police detection.

She is due to appear before the court on July 3.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)