DSI executes search warrant at Wat Phra Dhammakaya

Officials from the Department of Special Investigation are seen talking with monks inside the grounds of Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Pathum Thani on Thursday morning. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

PATHUM THANI -- Department of Special Investigation (DSI) officials have arrived at Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Khlong Luang district with a search warrant in a bid to arrest Phra Dhammajayo, the temple's abbot, on charges of money-laundering and receiving stolen property, media reports said.

The DSI officials arrived at gate No 7 of the temple at 9am.

Under the court warrant, they are authorised to search all buildings and structures in the 196-rai compound to look for and arrest Phra Dhammajayo.

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