CLASSIFIEDS ONLY THB 2,500 + VAT FOR 3 LANGUAGES The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
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

Don Muang market ex-cop faces multiple extortion charges

BANGKOK: Arrest warrants have been issued for 11 suspects, including a former Special Branch deputy superintendent, for allegedly extorting money from vendors at Don Muang New Market.

corruption, crime, police,

Bangkok Post

Saturday 12 May 2018, 09:51AM

Pol Lt Col Santhana Prayoonrat shows up near Government House in Bangkok on Wednesday (May 10), claiming he would expose corrupt officials. Photo: Apichart Jinakul / Bangkok Post
Pol Lt Col Santhana Prayoonrat shows up near Government House in Bangkok on Wednesday (May 10), claiming he would expose corrupt officials. Photo: Apichart Jinakul / Bangkok Post

Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpan, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, said yesterday (May 11) that Pol Lt Col Santhana Prayoonrat and 11 other people became suspects due to evidence found at the market’s head office and testimonies of more than 200 vendors there.

Col Santhana alone faced nine arrest warrants for various acts of alleged extortion, Gen Surachet said.

The deputy commissioner said he was aware that Col Santhana had said the fees he had collected from the vendors were for the maintenance of the market but Col Santhana would have to explain about this in court.

Col Santhana, a former superintendent at the Special Branch Police, earlier tried to block police searches at the Don Muang New Market near Don Mueang International Airport.

Hundreds of police and food and drug officials raided hundreds of shops at the market in an attempt to tackle substandard and unlicensed cosmetics and food supplements.

The crackdown followed police’s efforts to stop the sale of Magic Skin Co products. Magic Skin Co allegedly produced and marketed substandard cosmetics and food supplement products and hired stars to endorse them.

QSI International School Phuket

Col Santhana is an adviser to the market, parts of which were also allegedly built illegally. He claimed to know many important people and accused “a minister with a military rank” of being behind the market raids.

He also claimed to have evidence about alleged corruption involving a Cabinet minister and would hand it over only to the Prime Minister.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon recently asked if Col Santhana was referring to him.


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:

Comments Left: Characters
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

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 Opinion: Foreigners are not the only bad guys!

Nakhon Si Thammarat population criminal background check? Impossible. Nakhon Si Thammarat prison is over growded, more than 7000 inmates....(Read More)

Fire rips through Phuket market

When was the last time the phuket fire prevention officers did inspect this market on 'fire safety'? Oh, we don't have a fire prevention ...(Read More)

Police to probe more temples

30 Temples already. Not surprised. Surprised that it not happened earlier and more temples raided Seems that thai temples have no problem with welcom...(Read More)

3rd Army boss regrets quick tongue

Indeed, Ti-Auto talks to much. His 'quick tongue' warned the smugglers in BangkokPost who according Ti-Auto soon will smuggle 500 million pil...(Read More)

Phuket Airport underpass steams ahead

Perhaps there is a dart board with Calendar in planning office. The last throw was hitting June 17, 2019....(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Foreigners are not the only bad guys!

Heaven forbid if they ever do a criminal background for the population of Nakhon Si Thammarat. ...(Read More)

Cops raid shady electronic waste plant

" the article properly to find the answer, rather than make it up" this makes no sense, except to the writer....(Read More)

Cops raid shady electronic waste plant

"If you read the article the owner was Taiwanese, with overseas investors, not Thai," um, if YOU read the article Sin is the managing direct...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Foreigners are not the only bad guys!

Again a well thought thru Opinion piece. It sometimes looks like the boys in brown like to deviate attention from their business doing with not law o...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Foreigners are not the only bad guys!

Thai's committing crimes in Thailand!Unbelievable! So,is the PN suggesting to do background checks on each and everyone{Thais } living in tourist...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Weird World
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
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
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 © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.