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Runaway Phuket drug suspect recaptured

PHUKET: Police have today (July 28) confirmed that the runaway drug suspect who escaped custody while being transported to Thalang Police Station in the back of a police pickup truck in the early hours of Tuesday morning (July 26) has been apprehended and is now in custody at Phuket Provincial Prison.


Chanida Summast

Thursday 28 July 2016, 04:49PM


Phinyo Chowyos, 30, was last seen under a bridge near the Thalang Municipality offices on Thepkrasattri Rd. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
Phinyo Chowyos, 30, was last seen under a bridge near the Thalang Municipality offices on Thepkrasattri Rd. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Phinyo Chowyos, 30, and his fellow drug suspect companion Nattapong Chaiamart, 23, both jumped out of the pickup truck after officers parked in front of Thalang Police Station.

Officers managed to recapture Nattapong, but they were still searching for Phinyo, who was last seen under a bridge near the Thalang Municipality offices on Thepkrasattri Rd. (see story here.).

Sakoo Police Chief Col Jirasak Siamsak today confirmed to The Phuket News that his officers recaptured Phinyo near his home in Pa Khlok

“Phinyo jumped off the pickup truck and disappeared into the pipe under the bridge around 1:30am Tuesday morning. Officers had been searching for him and found him later that morning in Pa Khlok,

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In addition to the drug charges, he now also faces the additional charge of escaping police custody. He is now being held at Phuket Provincial Prison,” said Col Jirasak.

Meanwhile, Col Jirasak said that the three officers who were in charge of the delivering Phinyo and Nattapong to the police station when they are to receive a verbal warning following the incident.

“If we had not found Phinyo all three officers would have faced disciplinary action, however, as he was recaptured they will receive a verbal warning,” he said.

 

 

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