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Thai authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk - police
February 16, 2017 / 4:44 AM / in 9 months

Thai authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk - police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai security forces entered the country’s biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday to search for an influential monk wanted for money laundering, police said.

Thai police block Buddhist monks at the gate of Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

“Right now authorities have already started a search operation seeking the individual under arrest warrants,” Paisit Wongmuang, chief of the Department of Special Investigation, told reporters in front of a temple gate after meeting temple representatives.

Reporting by Aukkarapon Niyomyat and Pracha Hariraksapitak; Writing by Patpicha Tanakasempipat; Editing by Paul Tait

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