Auction set for fancy outlaw cats seized from Thai drug kingpin’s wife

Six foreign cats were found abandoned today at the house of an accused drug ring leader’s wife in Rayong’s Klaeng district. Photo: Thai PBS
Six foreign cats were found abandoned today at the house of an accused drug ring leader’s wife in Rayong’s Klaeng district. Photo: Thai PBS

Six fancy felines with criminal backgrounds will be auctioned next month in Rayong province.

Six purebred kitties with a whiff of infamy seized from a Rayong mansion two weeks ago should fetch high prices when they are auctioned on April 23, Wichai Chaimongkol, secretary-general of the Narcotics Control Board, said today.

The cats – one male Bengal, two male Scottish Folds and three female Scottish Folds – are expected to draw significant interest due to their breeding and outlaw celebrity.

Kitties are now being used to launder Thailand’s dirty drug money

Wichai said their reserve prices will be announced a week before the auction, which will begin at 9am at the board’s local offices in Rayong’s Klaeng district.

The board said it was auctioning the cats because they were “not suitable” to keep and would be too much of a burden to the office. 

The cats were recovered from cages earlier this month during a raid on a home belonging to Achara Namnin, a fugitive sought in connection with the narcotics operation run by her now-jailed husband Sorakrit Sonsiri. 

The cats, who the authorities believe were used to launder money, were found in cages at the home abandoned just prior to the raid.

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