Preecha Kraikruan (L)
Preecha Kraikruan (L)

Teacher Preecha taken into police custody over Bt30-million lottery controversy

national February 28, 2018 12:44

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Crime suppression police on Wednesday arrested a school teacher and a lottery vendor involved in the Bt30-million lottery scandal in Kanchanaburi province.

Police went to a school and brought teacher Preecha Kraikruan into custody.

He and vendor Rattanaporn Supathip are wanted on three charges for allegedly giving false information concerning criminal offence, giving information to an investigating official about an offence they knew had not been committed, and giving this information with malicious intent.

Rattanaporn was separately arrested at a market she was selling the lotteries.

National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda was due to hold a press conference later on Wednesday about the results of the investigation, but the issuing of warrants appears to confirm that police believe Charoon is the real owner of the winning tickets.