THAILAND: WOMAN WHO LAUNDERED DRUG MONEY GETS DEATH PENALTY
January 28, 2019:
The Criminal Court has handed down a death sentence to a Myanmar woman for laundering dirty money and her connection with the methamphetamine trade, thephuketnews.com reported on 26 January 2019. (Sources: thephuketnews.com, 26/01/2019)
The court passed sentence on Myint Thein Aye, 43, after finding her guilty of several counts including laundering money from meth that she possessed, trafficked and financed.
She was arrested in November 2017 when Narcotics Suppression Bureau officers intercepted her van in Bangkok. Investigators had been tracking the gangs she led for years.
She claimed she had travelled from Myanmar for medical treatment in Bangkok and ran a foreign-exchange business in Thailand and her country.