DSI found strong evidence! Prepare to file charges of fraud against the Krabi Palm Oil Cooperative. As well as preparing to propose a joint effort to solve problems between the Ministry of Justice. and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
According to the policy of Police Major Suriya Singhamon, Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation It has been emphasized to expedite proceedings in various special cases. to be completed efficiently and quickly Therefore assigned Police Captain Piya Raksakul, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation Urgently follow up on the progress of the corruption and embezzlement case in the Krabi Oil Palm Farmers Cooperative Limited (Special Case No. 56/2023) because it is a case that has a wide impact on many farmers and cooperative estate members. As well as preparing to propose a joint effort to solve problems between the Ministry of Justice. and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives according to the policy of Police Colonel Thawee Sodsong, Minister of Justice
for progress The special investigation team examined witnesses until they learned the facts.
and evidence that is relevant enough to inform the charges against those involved. It was found that many offenses were committed on many occasions, such as
1. In the case of decreasing purchases of fresh palm fruit from member cooperatives and buy from large/small gardens/private yard/other community enterprises increased in high doses 2. In the case of transporting fresh palm fruit to the cooperative association’s factory, a “palm delivery service fee” was set and it was found that there was a person who had a relationship with the cooperative association’s executives. At that time, we received a large amount of palm shipping fees.
3. In the case of purchasing palm fruit whose quality is less than 18%, but there is an additional price increase for some sellers. To equal high quality palm fruit 4. In the case of cooperative gatherings Made a contract to buy and sell goods on credit. (crude palm oil) with OPG Tech Company Limited for the amount of 386,741,541.80 baht, later OPG Tech Company Limited defaulted on debt payments. Make the cooperative gathering Haven’t received any payment yet. and there has been no written demand for the bank to assume responsibility for compensation in accordance with the guarantee obligation. and not exercising the right to claim under the statute of limitations according to the letter of guarantee Failure to perform duties as ordered by the Cooperative Registrar cause damage
5. In the case of making a contract to transport crude palm oil of the Cooperative Association. which the cooperative assembly hired a limited partnership Trang Wirunkit Transport is the only contractor for transporting crude palm oil Not in accordance with relevant regulations
6. In the case of the sale of property of the cooperative assembly Palm oil extraction factory, Khlong Thom branch, for Krabi Wiset Palm Oil Company Limited, which found that the contents of the purchase and sale agreement were unfair. Not protecting the interests of the cooperative assembly and causing damage to the cooperative
In addition, in the investigation there are issues related to corruption of other cooperatives, such as illegally selling land to cooperative associations. which was during the past 13-19 September 2023
A team of investigators went to the area to investigate and interview relevant witnesses. Both Khlong Thom Cooperative Settlement officials Krabi Provincial Cooperative Officer and requested a copy of the land title deed at the Krabi Provincial Land Office, Khlong Thom branch, found documents of illegal rights for 27 plots. The Department of Cooperative Promotion has filed a complaint to investigate illegal land rights documents for 313 plots. The Department of Special Investigation will coordinate operations with Department of Cooperative Promotion officials. Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and if an offense is found will report to the Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation To consider ordering further investigation into a special case.
Source: Thai News Agency