Assets of Myanmar junta leader's children found in Thai drug raid

Thai police have found assets belonging to family members of Myanmar's junta leader during a raid on an apartment in Bangkok. The property belongs to a Myanmar businessman who has been charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.

Officials say they discovered title deeds and bankbooks belonging to the son and daughter of General Min Aung Hlaing. The police seized about 6 million US dollars' worth of assets in total.

The apartment belongs to Tun Min Lat, who was arrested in Bangkok last September. The officials say they are investigating the nature of his relationship with Min Aung Hlaing's children.

A civil group based in Myanmar says he and the general have long been close. It claims Tun Min Lat has provided funds to the military and procured weapons for it from China and Israel.

The group says the asset seizure is proof Min Aung Hlaing's family is hiding stolen assets overseas and urged the Thai government to take action.