Police threaten ‘baby factory’ doc with arrest

ABOVE: Pisit Tantiwattanakul is shown in a promotional video for All IVF clinic.

Pisit Tantiwattanakul, owner of an IVF clinic known as the “baby factory” linked to a Japanese businessman, has been given an ultimatum by Lumpini police: surrender by Sept. 9 or face arrest.

Police Col. Decha Promsuwan, who heads the investigation into Mitsutoki Shigeta’s activities said the doctor has been put off several appointments to answer police questions.

Dr. Pisit of the All IVF clinic, which was recently raided and shut down, said he needed a delay after changing lawyers, Decha added. The colonel stressed that sufficient time had been allotted for the physician to prepare evidence for his defence, Thai PBS reported.

An eighth surrogate mother involved in the Shigeta case also has not reported to police. Authorities have been unable to reach her.

Warrants will be issued for three other surrogate mothers who are also not cooperating with the investigation, Decha said.

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