$6.4 Million of Thai On-screen character's Family Property Confiscated in $24 Million BTC Extortion Incident

Almost a year ago a citizen from Finland recorded a statement of being swindled 5,564 bitcoins by scammers in Thailand. Presently the nation's anti-money laundering office (AMLO) is targeting a Thai TV on-screen character Jiratpisit 'Blast' Jaravijit and his family members in connection to the fraud.

As indicated by a national publication, the nation’s AMLO has confiscated property valued at roughly US$6.4 million which are owned by Jaravijit’s family due to their participation in the bitcoin scam incidence in which an individual from Finland, Aarni Otava Saarimaa, lost bitcoins valued around US$24 million during the period when the wrongdoing happened.

Cash Deposits and Land

According to AMLO, the properties which have been apprehended from the performing artist's family incorporate 5 bank cash deposits. Two of the cash deposits total to almost 4 million baht. Furthermore, a piece of land enlisted in the performing artist's name evaluated at 43 million baht was additionally confiscated totaling the estimation of his detained property at US$1.5 million.

Different individuals from the actor’s family whose property were likewise detained are his senior sibling, Prinya Jaravijit, and the sister, Supitcha Jaravijit. Much the same as with the performing artist, the properties confisticated that belonged to Prinya and Supitcha were cash deposits and parcels of land. Other non-individuals from the Jaravijit family who participated in the fraud incidence in as associates or assistants were also snatched their property.

The move to take away the properties of the accused was made by the exchange board of trustees of AMLO which set out to detain 64 properties. The appropriation request will be basically for a time of 90 days, running from August 14 to November 11, 2018. As per the AMLO, casualties of illegitimate confiscations will have a chance to stop the move.

"Anybody whose property is not related to the supposed crime and wrongfully seized may record their appeal with the AMLO officials in one month of finding out about this confiscation," 

stated the AMLO.

The Beginning of the Incidence

As earlier revealed by news outlets, the plan to swindle Saarimaa was supposedly planned by Prinya who is said to have welcomed the Finnish citizen to create a portfolio of ventures including shares recorded on the Thai’s Stock Trade and in addition in 2 organizations NX Chain Inc and Expay Programming. Saarimaa proceeded to send bitcoins valued at roughly US$24 million to Prinya's wallet.

However, rather than putting the resources as guaranteed, Prinya redirected the assets to his family members’ ledgers with a portion of the cash being utilized to purchase packages of land. Saarimaa reported the incidence with the Thai police in Jan 2018.

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