Football Association of Thailand (FAT) President Somyot Poompanmoung has been questioned by police regarding a 300 million baht (£7 million/$10 million/€8 million) loan from the owner of a massage parlour.
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) asked Poompanmoung, who replaced Worawi Makudi as FAT President in February 2016, to provide information about his financial transactions with Kampol Wirathepsuporn, the fugitive owner of the Victoria’s Secret Massage parlour, including a 300 million baht loan during his time as the country's chief of police.
DSI director of human trafficking cases Supat Thamthanarak has said that Poompanmoung would testify as a witness in a human trafficking case relating to Wirathepsuporn and reiterated that no charges had been brought against the President of FAT .
Poompanmoung is also reported to have given documents to officials.
The 63-year-old has admitted to have borrowed money from Wirathepsuporn, his friend for two decades, and, when asked why he borrowed the money during his time as chief of police, a role he left in September 2015, he said he was using it for other business interests outside of his career in the police.
Authorities allege that Wirathepsuporn’s massage parlour employed underage girls, who were forced to provide sexual services.
Poompanmoung did not answer reporters questions after his interrogation saying that the matter was in the hands of the authorities.