The Phuket News Premier League predictions 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

Bangkok police sacked over sales of seized drugs

BANGKOK: Six police officers in Bang Phlad district of Bangkok have been dismissed from the force for allegedly selling drugs that had been seized in recent raids.

crime, drugs, police,


Bangkok Post

Saturday 25 February 2017, 08:40AM


Bangkok police chief Sanit Mahathavorn discusses the dismissals of officers accused of selling drugs at the Metropolitan Police Division 7 in Bangkok Noi district on Friday. Photo: Bangkok Post / Metropolitan Police Bureau
Bangkok police chief Sanit Mahathavorn discusses the dismissals of officers accused of selling drugs at the Metropolitan Police Division 7 in Bangkok Noi district on Friday. Photo: Bangkok Post / Metropolitan Police Bureau

Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn, the Metropolitan Police Bureau commissioner, announced the dismissals of the officers from the Bowon Mongkol station on Friday.

Dismissed were three deputy investigative chiefs: Capt Suphat Prajonghat, Capt Nitithorn Pholboon and Lt Weeraphol Khamdee; and three junior detectives: Sen Sgt Maj Parinya Jithan, Sgt Maj Phunat Netsawang and L Cpl Ruangyos Samboonrua.

Officers from Metropolitan Police Division 7 arrested Pol Capt Suphat at his station and found 13,000 speed pills, 100 grammes of crystal methamphetamine or "ice" and an amount of ketamine in a locker of the investigative section.

The arrest followed the apprehension of two people with 1,400 speed pills and 100 grammes of "ice" in a housing estate on Charan Sanitwong Soi 35. They reportedly told police they had bought the drugs from Capt Suphat.

The six officers were said to have seized narcotics in an earlier raid at a condominium on Charan Sanitwong Soi 95/1 but had not charged anyone. Lt Gen Sanit said police would check if the group had connections with any narcotics networks.

C and C Marine

Apart from Capt Suphat, the other officers except Lt Weeraphol turned themselves in. They denied the drugs belonged to them. The investigative chief of the station said the locker was a public one, said Lt Gen Sanit, who questioned the suspects at Division 7.

The Bangkok police chief said he would object to their temporary release.

He also transferred their two superiors to inactive posts for 30 days. They are Col Wiradol Thapthimdee, chief of the Bowon Mongkol station, and Lt Col Suphap Phetcharat, the investigative chief.

The two will be investigated to determine if they were involved in the illicit business or failed to oversee their subordinates properly, Lt Gen Sanit said.

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?

skip | 27 February 2017 - 03:00:36

Mr 10% was not in the mix. Mr 10% has selective vision. Mr 10% has selective supervision. As many expats and tourists have said, dont worry about the criminals, worry about the C*ps. It may sound crazy but there is honest corruption and dishonest corruption. Honest corruption is manageable and expected but dishonest corruption is frowned upon as the correct percentage of the proceeds isnt passed upstairs. 

The Phuket News

Kurt | 26 February 2017 - 13:53:16

@ kangaloowest and @ Phuket Corruption.
Perhaps the answer is that the 6 sacked police officers, trapped with the fingers in the honey pot, know a lot of other police officers who are not trapped in same or other unlawful doings.

So,.. "you get sacked only, but keep your mouth shut, or else.." !...

The Phuket News

kangaloowest | 26 February 2017 - 05:03:11

How about jail time & hefty fines, for selling Drugs, rather than just lose their jobs,
Their sentence should be even harsher than a person off the street, as they have betrayed their position as someone the public should be able to trust

The Phuket News

Phuket Corruption | 26 February 2017 - 04:22:51

This has been going on for years in the provinces but why are they only sacked?

Why aren't they charged with drug trafficking and locked up in prison?

The Phuket News
Matches 4 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


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Could you help me and tell me what his face expression says about this person{the mayor}?!Is he a good or an evil person? Would a smiling face make h...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Face expressions of people say a lot about people. Look at the photo, and think. In Rawai and Naiharn is a lot going on. Installed traffic lights, ...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

"... I have to wait for the Court of Appeal before issuing any orders to demolish any parts of the project, despite the initial court ruling...&q...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

and "Rawai Garden" soi Suksan 2... how they can have a permit to build 158 rooms in this quite location with a very narrow access!... ...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Eva had 6 years in court to prove their innocence, which they did not. At great expense to the Thai taxpayer and waste of government resources. There ...(Read More)


Set Phuket croc ‘Leypang’ free, says poll

We may say that is croc Leypang is not the only croc in thai waters. Set it free in a habitat were he finds enough food, far from Phuket. Anyway he ...(Read More)


Cop in ‘great escape’ link

Oh, and don't forget, on 04 and 06 September General Prawit, the Defence Minister, told the thai press ( see PN articles on those days) that no po...(Read More)


Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Just like Ao sane beach project. Why is the mayor and the Rawai Or Bor Tor planning department head not in jail. How many more building projects in Ra...(Read More)


Cop in ‘great escape’ link

It is funny to read in every newspaper the word 'Escape'. During the time of the travel of Ms Yingluck she was not under house arrest, there ...(Read More)


Phuket lifeguards to strike over budget cuts

Oh, the insanity of it all. At least there will be free wi-fi so when people drown we will see it up on Facebook just as it happens. I'm surpri...(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
World Entertainment
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.