DSI submitted inquiry files to prosecute suspects in UK luxury car theft case of 35 cars with over 30 million baht in damages

published: 5/4/2567 16:42:59 updated: 17/4/2567 14:59:50 399 views   TH
 

DSI submitted inquiry files to prosecute suspects in UK luxury car theft case of 35 cars with over 30 million baht in damages



The Case resulted from the request of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters from the National Crime Agency (NCA), the British Embassy, Bangkok. The DSI was requested to investigate the case of a high-value car theft ring from the United Kingdom involving 35 cars imported into Thailand. The DSI is tasked with assisting in the investigation and seizure of the cars for returning them to the actual victims in the UK and to prosecute the offenders.

This case has been accepted by the DSI as special case No. 78/2561, which involves extraterritorial offenses, and the Attorney-General has assigned the DSI to conduct the joint investigation with public prosecutors. The inquiry team is led by Pol.Lt.Col. Phayao Thongsen, Deputy Director-General of the DSI.

The investigation has led to the seizure of a total of 30 luxury cars, and 13 persons, both corporate and natural persons, have been identified as alleged offenders. The investigation has been completed and the investigation team has recommended the prosecution of all 13 alleged offenders for the offenses of "conspiring to commit robbery or conspiring to receive stolen property for profit, conspiring to forge documents and use forged documents, conspiring to bring goods that have passed or are passing through customs procedures into the kingdom in a manner to avoid restrictions, and conspiring to participate in a transnational organized crime as a member or network of a transnational organized crime organization."

On 4 April 2024, Pol.Lt.Col. Phayao Thongsen, Deputy Director-General of the DSI and head of the inquiry team, assigned Ms. Prim Sariya, Head of the Illegal Financial Business Crime Division 2, and the special case inquiry official team to submit the special case inquiry files in total of 5 crates (31 folders) along with the alleged offenders to the public prosecutors of the  Department of Special Litigation for further legal action.








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