Police crackdown after CNN investigation into multimillion greenback medical glove rip-off

Thai police have arrested a Japanese businessman and have issued several arrest warrants following the CNN investigation into the multimillion dollar, transnational medical glove scam involving a Thailand-based company. According to the report, hundreds of thousands of used medical gloves, some stained with blood, have been exported from Thailand to American corporations seeking to cash in on the pandemic-driven spike in demand for medical tools.
Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau held a press convention yesterday and announced they issued six arrest warrants. According to CNN, the bureau stated the arrest warrants were issued for people who scammed US$2.6 million from American investor Louis Ziskin.
Louis had been arrested by Thai police earlier this 12 months for alleged involvement in a multimillion dollar kidnap for ransom case in Bangkok’s Thong Lor district. On March 28, a Taiwanese businessman was kidnapped in broad daylight at the L’Oliva restaurant the place he was mentioned to be meeting to resolve the failed enterprise deal over the US$2.6 million in substandard medical gloves bought by Louis.
Apparently, the Taiwanese man was taken to a nearby room on Sukhumvit Soi 36 and several other men demanded US$3 million for his release. Louis has denied involvement and has since been released from jail as Thai police missed their deadline to submit proof. CNN reported that he flew back residence to Los Angeles.
Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau says the arrest warrants issued are for six folks within the curiosity of CNN’s report. Louis also told CNN that he has been co-operating with Thai police of their investigations.
Thai media reports that 42 12 months outdated Shuichi Ozawa was arrested final week at a Bangkok hotel on expenses of producing medical equipment without permission. Thai PBS World says the Japanese businessman, who is alleged to be a former member of the Yakuza organised crime syndicate, is accused of promoting 200 million baht price of substandard gloves to buyers in Switzerland and the US.
Officers raided a warehouse in Chon Buri mentioned to be under the suspect’s identify and seized more than 10 million pairs of medical gloves.
Marked down that one arrest warrant is for Luk Fei Yeung Yeung, from Hong Kong, who ran Paddy the Room Trading Company, which was the company CNN says brokered deals with American buyers, including Louis, for large quantities of medical gloves, which ended up getting used and even soiled. According to CNN, Thai authorities say Luk Fei has left the nation..

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