Consumer Protection Police conduct search at house of “Daruma” Japanese restaurant owner in Bangkok for evidence collection

PHOTO: Matichon

Bangkok –

Officials from the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) yesterday morning, June 29th, conducted a search at a house occupied by “Daruma” Japanese restaurant owner, Metha Charingsuk, who is now in police custody for fraud allegations.

The search followed a search warrant, issued by the Phra Khanong Provincial Court, to examine Metha’s residence in Soi Seree Villa 2 in the Prawet District of Bangkok.

The restaurant owner was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport and ordered detained without bail by the Thai Criminal Court last week after being accused of allegedly defrauding thousands of Daruma branch owners, employees, and customers, causing all 27 branches to shut down and damages worth more than 100 million baht in value.

Upon arrival, a Porche and a pickup truck were found parked inside the house. The search is still ongoing and police have not revealed specifically what they were looking for as of press time.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.