Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Prawet police chief probed over 29kg of ‘missing’ marijuana seized

Prawet Police Chief Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan and his men seized 76kg of marijuana but only 39kg made it to the evidence room at the station. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

drugs, police, crime, corruption,


Bangkok Post

Saturday 15 April 2017, 05:09PM


Most, well just over half, of the 79kg of marijuana seized was presented ot the press. Photo: Prawet Police
Most, well just over half, of the 79kg of marijuana seized was presented ot the press. Photo: Prawet Police

An order was issued by the Metropolitan Police Division (MPD) 4 shifting Pol Col Thongchai Wilaiprom to an inactive post at the division for 30 days while a probe into the “lost” marijuana is under way.

A total of 76kg of compressed marijuana was taken away as evidence during a raid led by Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan, chief of Patrol and Special Operation Division, in Soi Kanchanaphisek 18 in the Saphan Sung area at the end of last month.

The marijuana was found hidden in undergrowth near the workers’ living quarters at a construction site.

The marijuana was brought by a deputy chief investigator of Prawet police for examination at the police forensic centre.

However, only 37kg of the drug was brought back to the police station after the examination, according to Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) commissioner Sanit Mahathavorn.

Gen Sanit admitted the issue worried him as police may be implicated in wrongdoing. He vowed to order swift disciplinary and criminal actions against any officers who were found to have stolen the drug. The probe was set up with authorisation from MPD 4 chief Maj Gen Nanthachart Suphamongkol.

A police source said the marijuana was among crime items seized which were put on display at a recent press briefing by the MPB.

Gen Sanit noticed more than half of the marijuana which was supposed to have been shown had disappeared. He immediately instructed Gen Nanthachart to launch an inquiry.

Gen Surachet, meanwhile, said the Prawet police chief may be investigated over the issue.

The police source said Gen Nanthachart had issued a verbal order to probe Pol Sub Lt Sompong Wongthip, the deputy chief investigator of Prawet police who delivered the marijuana for examination. The probe may be expanded to include other officers at the station.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

Mr Nice | 16 April 2017 - 12:42:23

It's high time something was done about this. The police of all people should not be able to hide behind a smokescreen.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 15 April 2017 - 19:27:43

Nobody RTP's fault!
The missing 39 kg ( 76 - 37) just did fall out of the back of the police truck in a sharp bend of the road.
Sure the drugs are on the market again.  hahahaha.

Why were the drugs from the police forensic centre returning to the police station in the first place?
A thai police station is not the first place I think about to store 76 kg drugs. For what?

The Phuket News
Matches 2 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

Jor12, I must say, I am impressed, now you say you know the mindset of all these "penniless" backpackers, as well as their level of "in...(Read More)


Stranded sea turtles give Phuket lifeguards an extra job in monsoon season

Really sad state of affairs with marine management. When is the Marine Office going to get off their ass and go have a chat with these ignorant fishi...(Read More)


Canadian expat Muay Thai fighter found dead of suspected hanging in Patong

OzGeoff ... Given the time of the article (Monday 24 July 2017, 05:29PM) and the publishing of the comment (25 July 2017 - 13:08:00) it is safe to say...(Read More)


August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

Paully44...I have comprehended well and replied cogently to your incorrect statements. I am not really concerned about your opinions of me as they are...(Read More)



Canadian expat Muay Thai fighter found dead of suspected hanging in Patong

"* The Phuket News is withholding the man’s identity until it has been confirmed that his next of kin have been notified." Then why pub...(Read More)


August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

Jor 12; for such a "wordly" figure such as yourself how is it you cannot comprehend a simple comment / point of view in direct contrast to y...(Read More)


4.2mn meth tabs, 26kg crystal meth, 40kg ketamine seized

Excellent, if only the traffic police were as good!...(Read More)


Canadian expat Muay Thai fighter found dead of suspected hanging in Patong

Matthew Richardson was a gentleman Canadian who lived and breathed Muaythai, who chose to live and train in a foreign land whose culture and people he...(Read More)


August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

BenPendejo...it's is precisely the point given that you say, "...me shining yet another light on the fact that the BIBs are corrupt to the ...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.