Police say Pat Napapa is to face money laundering charge

TV personality Ms Napapa Pat Tantrakul will face charge of money laundering after anti-narcotics police have found additional evidence to substantiate the charge against her.

An informed source in the anti-narcotics police said that the police, on May 9, sought court summons for the television emcee, wife of Akkarakit Worarotecharoendet, alias Benz Racing, to acknowledge the charge of money laundering on May 15 after the finding of new evidence implicating her of involvement in money laundering with her husband who is facing money laundering charge allegedly in connection with alleged Laotian drug lord.

Xaysana is currently held in detention for alleged involvement in the smuggling of 1.2 million methamphetamine tablets into Thailand from Laos.

Ms Napapa received 1.9 million baht wired to her account from her husband who received the money from Mr Natthapol Narkkham, an alleged narcotics trafficker.

The source said that although the money had been delivered to the Office of Narcotics Control Board, the money laundering offence had already been committed.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)