THE PAVILIONS PHUKET EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Colonel accused of faking 1,136 vehicle documents

BANGKOK: A colonel faces dismissal from the army for allegedly forging Army Transport Department documents for 1,136 vehicles destined for registration with the Land Transport Department.

militarycorruptioncrimepolicetransport
By Bangkok Post

Monday 3 July 2017, 09:13AM


A Land Transport Department official checks vehicle registrations in Bangkok. The department has found that an Army colonel forged documents to seek registration of hundreds of suspicious vehicles in many provinces. Photo: Kitja Apichonrojarek / file

A Land Transport Department official checks vehicle registrations in Bangkok. The department has found that an Army colonel forged documents to seek registration of hundreds of suspicious vehicles in many provinces. Photo: Kitja Apichonrojarek / file

Army spokesman Winthai Suvaree said on Saturday (July 1) that authorities had found nine sets of forged documents claiming the department had auctioned off the vehicles, even though no auctions had taken place.

Details of the vehicles in the documents, including chassis and engine numbers, did not match those of any of the department’s vehicles, he said. The forged documents were dated from late 2015.

The Land Transport Department is still investigating the origins of the vehicles, which were offered to buyers at unusually low prices, raising suspicions that some may have been stolen originally.

The alleged forger has been suspended and a superior officer has proposed that the Defence Ministry dismiss him, said Col Winthai.

Media reports identified the colonel as Phopkrit Phanyos, a 50-year-old deputy director of the Army Transport Department.

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) found that the illegally registered vehicles were sold for between B500,000 and B1 million each, lower than their normal market prices. Authorities believe there were about 10 accomplices in the case.

Sanit Phromwong, director-general of the Land Transport Department, said that of the 1,136 suspicious vehicles, his department had already registered 605. It has since revoked the registrations.

Mr Sanit said documents were submitted for registration in 15 provinces. The vehicles consisted of 311 cars, 284 trucks and 10 buses. Officials are conducting further investigations to determine how many of the vehicles had been stolen or evaded tax.

Most of the registered vehicles were in Tak, Chon Buri, Ang Thong, Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom provinces, he added.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

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:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket mops up after storm lashes island, plunges businesses into darkness

"Now complaining about media coverage," did I miss something, who is complaining, about me...(Read More)


Amid ‘overtourism’ scourge, global survey questions happiness of residents in major tourism destinations

Does anyone think that business operators are going to for-go profits for residents to "feel mo...(Read More)


Phuket beach-touring croc a ‘saltie’, DNA tests confirm

Fresh abrasions from keeping croc in concrete enclosure. Astonished that a croc kept in a concrete...(Read More)


Major power blackout to affect Karon

Understand that now and than at different Phuket areas high voltage cables have to be renewed. But I...(Read More)


Thai man, 30, dies in Phuket motorbike crash

Test drive at dark hours on Phuket ill lighted roads. Speed is your winner,... to heaven. Lucky no...(Read More)


Weapons, ammunition found in vehicle of man shot dead by Phuket police

Either very poor reporting, we see a lot of it, or something wrong here, first report does not menti...(Read More)


Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding

Nonsense and jibberish. This is just the next mega budget burner. The governor laments the lack of u...(Read More)


Phuket man, 29, shot dead while fleeing police

Best Insp Kurt doesn't get chased by the cops in America- he'll be in for a nasty shot!...(Read More)


Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding

Ahh- so it's all about 'image' then. No mention about addressing the root causes of thi...(Read More)


Phuket man, 29, shot dead while fleeing police

From the Bangkok Post, "...was shot dead after he opened fire at arresting police after a chase...(Read More)


 

Melbourne Cup 2018