The safes of a Taiwanese man who was killed in a hotel room in the Bang Na neighbourhood last week included numerous counterfeit US dollar bills, coloured paper, and copying material, according to police reports.
Senior officials and forensic officers opened the two safes at the Bang Na police station on Monday. They had been removed from Chu Chiang Shen’s (48) room on the sixth floor of the Niran Grand Hotel, located on Soi Udomsuk 17 Road.
The officers discovered 1,821 black pieces of paper, 8,790 green pieces of paper, and 1,312 fake banknotes.
Authorities declared that they will look for people who may be engaged in the banknote forgery, both Thai and foreign nationals.
Last Thursday, in his hotel room, Chu was discovered dead. He had plastic sheet wrapped across his face and his limbs fastened. The deceased man had suffocated, the police concluded.
Witnesses claimed that on Tuesday afternoon of last week, he arrived to the hotel by himself. The murder, according to detectives, took place in the hotel room between late Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning.
Soon after the murder, two men were arrested: one from Myanmar and the other from Cameroon. While pursuing a Thai woman, police believed a Vanuatan suspect had already fled the nation.
Pol Maj Gen Withawat Shinkham, commander of the Metropolitan Police Division 5, Pol Maj Gen Theeradet Thamsuthee, chief of Bangkok police’s investigative division, and Pol Col Surapong Sukyam, head of the Bang Na station, were among the personnel participating in the raid.