Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOME // National News // Police claim massive gambling debts drove ‘Am Cyanide’ to kill

Police claim massive gambling debts drove ‘Am Cyanide’ to kill

A pregnant woman accused of killing at least 14 people by poisoning them with cyanide had huge gambling debts, according to police. Thailand’s deputy national police chief Surachate Hakparn says Sararat Rangsiwuthaporn’s massive debts from online gambling are believed to be the main motive behind the alleged killings.

According to a Nation Thailand report, Surachate says investigating officers uncovered a total of 78 million baht, in 180 different bank accounts held by Sararat. It’s understood the accounts were used to transfer money to and from a number of online gambling sites.

“She was gambling to the tune of about 1 million baht per day. Investigators also found that these accounts received money that had been transferred from some of the victims’ accounts.”

Sararat is accused of using cyanide to poison at least 14 people she had borrowed money from, or who had invested in various schemes she was running. An alleged fifteenth victim survived. The families of some victims say that when the bodies of their loved ones were returned to them, their valuables were missing.

Sararat, who is several months pregnant, has been in custody and denied bail since her arrest on April 25. Police are now tracing the source of the cyanide she allegedly used to poison the victims.

According to Surachate, officers have now investigated more than 700 factories and narrowed their focus to 10 that are suspected of selling the toxic chemical to the murder suspect. In addition, police are checking if Sararat may have had accomplices, by investigating over 400 pieces of evidence from where the alleged murders took place.

Police have also filed several charges against the suspect’s ex-husband, a former policeman. Withoon Rangsiwuthaporn is accused of helping to destroy evidence, along with forgery, using forged official documents, and receiving stolen goods.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

Advertisement Phuket Go Advertisement sidebar_1

TRENDING

5 Star Marine Phuket

You May Also Like

Phuket News

Monday, April 22, 2024 – Phuket weather, sunset times, air quality and tides (7am) Thailand’s Meteorological Department is threatening heatwave conditions for much of this...

Phuket News

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 – Phuket weather forecast Increasing cloud today with a corresponding increase in winds from east. The slightly overcast conditions should...

National News

UPDATE: There has been another NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) issued in the past 24 hours which changes Item 5, which MAY provide an...

Phuket Life

No. The December 26, 2004, event, known as the Asian Tsunami, Indian Ocean Tsunami or the Boxing Day Tsunami, was an extremely rare event...