Investigation reveals Narathiwat police protected weapon and drug suspects

An investigation into the southern Narathiwat provincial police department has revealed its police chief and subordinates protected weapon and drug suspects.
According to the Bangkok Post, the commander of police, Waesamae Salae, and his subordinates are accused of taking bribes in trade for helping drug and weapon suspects. The nationwide police chief, Surachate Hakparn announced the information yesterday.
Surachate says he filed a felony and disciplinary action with the Anti-Corruption Divison after distinguished lawyer, Atchariya Ruangrattanapong, complained. Atchariya is a well-known campaigner for crime victims.
He says Chayanont Nithor, a homicide suspect was helped by corrupt police. Atchariya says a call was made to not prosecute the 25 12 months previous Chayanont in connection with the homicide of a policeman, Thanakrit Ruekdee.
Thanakrit was a 23 yr outdated police officer who was on patrol in Sungai Kolok on July sixteen last 12 months.
Atchariya says Chayanont paid forty,000 baht to have licenses for seven guns issued by the Sungai Kolok district workplace despite having a document of drug abuse. After paying, he acquired three licences in in the future.
Narathiwat police additionally didn’t reprimand Chayanont in a case that concerned the seizure of compressed marijuana in Songkhla. The accused supplier, who was caught with the medication, advised police Chayanont had hired him to transport the medication to Malaysia.
After police searched Chayanont’s house, they found three weapons however did not cost him with a criminal offense. Five individuals have been arrested in the course of the search, but just one was charged. Police additionally reportedly discovered financial transactions with some local law enforcement officials on their telephones.
Kickstart that Waesamae gave informants playing cards together with his identify and cell quantity, which gave such criminals no fear of carrying weapons in public locations..

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