Currency bands customarily used to bundle cash have been found in central Rayong, prompting an inquiry into the status and location of up to three million baht in bank currency. A local resident, Phanuwat Hunmatcha, found the bands near his home.
They were marked for 100-baht, 500-baht and 1,000-baht bundles with logos of Siam Commercial Bank and Bank of Ayudhya.
Police also discovered a list of ATM locations, suggesting that the cash might have been destined for those machines. At press time, it was not clear if any money had been stolen or if the straps had been abandoned after the contents had been safely deposited at their various destinations.