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Thong Lor’s top cops are transferred

THAILAND: Two senior officers at Thong Lor police station, whose area covers the latest cluster of COVID-19 infections, were yesterday (Apr 12) transferred to inactive posts.

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By Bangkok Post

Tuesday 13 April 2021, 09:45AM


A security guard walks past a shuttered bar in Thong Lor area of Bangkok. Photo: Somchai Poomlard.

A security guard walks past a shuttered bar in Thong Lor area of Bangkok. Photo: Somchai Poomlard.

They are Pol Col Duangchote Suwannacharas, the station superintendent, and Pol Lt Col Thanakorn Ngamyen, a police inspector and acting deputy superintendent for crime suppression.

The duo have been shifted to the operation centre of the Metropolitan Police Division 5 (MPD5) by its commander, Pol Maj Gen Sophon Sarapat.

At least 18 Thong Lor officers have been infected with COVID-19, all of whom were responsible for patrolling public areas.

Krystal Club and Emerald Club, seen as the epicentre of the country’s third wave of COVID-19 infections, are both in the station’s jurisdiction.

Pol Col Kampanat Arunkhiriroj, a deputy superintendent, has been made acting superintendent of Thong Lor police and Pol Lt Col Thanathip Chompoonit, a police inspector, is its acting deputy superintendent.

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Kurt | 13 April 2021 - 14:51:17

If true what 'Fascinated' is writing than it looks like it's just a change of the guard at that police station. Now another position buying team with the snouts in the lucrative police station trough. Very sad how since the coup in 2014 nothing of the promised 'reform' even started. Poor Thailand.

Fascinated | 13 April 2021 - 11:14:10

Widely known as the most corrupt police station in Bangkok- and that's saying a lot. Nice little earner for the new ones in charge.

 

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