The National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC) should be able to conclude the case in September against the first batch of suspects who were allegedly involved in the importation of super-cars and tax evasion, NACC member Wittaya Arkompitak said.
In his capacity as chairman of the anti-graft commission’s fact-finding sub-committee overseeing the case, Wittaya said on Sunday the case had been investigated for a long time and would take more time because it reportedly involved 10,000 imported vehicles and 100 suspects.
He said the probe required the coordination of Thai officials and people in other countries to gather relevant documents, adding that the NACC had yet to acquire some needed documents, forcing it to divide the case to be dealt with in batches.
The agency will take legal action against the first batch of suspects in a case involving nearly 1,000 cars, within the next two to three months, Wittaya said.
The lengthy investigation into the alleged tax evasion saw a major breakthrough after the Department of Special Investigation impounded 160 luxury cars – some of which were later found to have been stolen in Britain to be resold in Thailand – at showrooms and locations in Bangkok and the vicinity.