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DSI takes up Suthep land case, plus others

The Department of Special Investigation Monday accepted a land encroachment case in Surat Thani, which allegedly involved a son of Democrat Party secretarygeneral Suthep Thaugsuban.

Many cases were accepted by the DSI. One involved a syndicate that allegedly forged identity cards for more than 1,600 illegal entrants. The group included government officials who pocketed more than Bt20 million. Another concerned a network of war weapons traders who allegedly sold arms to drug dealers in the North.

In the land "scam" at Phaeng mountain in Surat Thani, deeds of ownership were issued for an area allegedly 37 rai bigger than the actual site, which is located on a plot with a slope greater than the legal limit for property which can be privately owned.

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