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Wealthy entrepreneur arrested over ‘deadly’ weight-loss remedies

By Khanathit Srihirundaj 
The Nation 

 

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The wealthy operator of a business selling weight-loss products was arrested on Monday morning as part of an extensive police operation and charged with possession of controlled substances.

 

Narcotics Suppression Bureau officers raided 33 locations across the country in what was dubbed Operation “Sayob Pairee 62/9: Yasuay Sanghan”.

The name translates as “Subduing the enemy” and “deadly beauty medicine”. 

 

Of the 13 targeted locations in Bangkok, one was the luxurious home of Wirairat Udthong on Soi Pattanakan 42 in Suan Luang district.

 

Wirairat was charged with possessing with intent to sell Phentermine, a Schedule II controlled substance, and Diazepam and Clorazepate, which are controlled under Schedule IV.

 

Police said she owns assets worth up to Bt50 million and a beauty-product business with up to Bt100 million worth of items in circulation, some of which allegedly contain the controlled substances. 

 

A court issued a warrant for Wirairat’s arrest in February. 

 

Police accuse her of paying a clinic doctor Bt50,000-Bt70,000 to legally order the substances through the Food and Drug Administration Office and give her a portion to distribute to customers, several of whom allegedly died after consuming them. 

 

The investigation stemmed from a complaint filed by a former magazine model who had used the products.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30365563

 

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What, no Big Joke?! Anyway, glad the authorities finally shut this down.... for now. This is the tip of the iceberg with plenty of bogus and real dangerous products being sold to an ignorant and desperate people. Hanging’s too good for her!

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24 minutes ago, timendres said:

Unless she has serious connection, her, and the doctor, will go down for sure. Don't think money is fixing this one.

Depends..............money fixes everything here, just have to know how big the envelope needs to be.

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29 minutes ago, xylophone said:

Depends..............money fixes everything here, just have to know how big the envelope needs to be.

 

 

one questions if such raids are actually seeking justice or seeking justification for big payoffs?

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It'll drag on through the courts for years, unless she killed someone important!

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10 hours ago, hotchilli said:

It'll drag on through the courts for years, unless she killed someone important!

Oh the cynicism 😍

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13 hours ago, hotchilli said:

It'll drag on through the courts for years, unless she killed someone important!

Where does it say she killed anyone,  important or otherwise? 

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Sure everyone here has had some deadly beauty medicine at some time or other🤔

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