Investigation reveals Narathiwat police protected weapon and drug suspects

An investigation into the southern Narathiwat provincial police department has revealed its police chief and subordinates protected weapon and drug suspects.
According to the Bangkok Post, the commander of police, Waesamae Salae, and his subordinates are accused of taking bribes in exchange for helping drug and weapon suspects. The nationwide police chief, Surachate Hakparn introduced the information yesterday.
Surachate says he filed a felony and disciplinary motion with the Anti-Corruption Divison after distinguished lawyer, Atchariya Ruangrattanapong, complained. Atchariya is a broadly known campaigner for crime victims.
He says Chayanont Nithor, a homicide suspect was helped by corrupt police. Atchariya says a choice was made not to prosecute the 25 yr previous Chayanont in reference to the murder of a policeman, Thanakrit Ruekdee.
Thanakrit was a 23 yr outdated police officer who was on patrol in Sungai Kolok on July sixteen final yr.
Atchariya says Chayanont paid forty,000 baht to have licenses for seven weapons issued by the Sungai Kolok district office despite having a document of drug abuse. After paying, he received three licences in one day.
Narathiwat police also didn’t reprimand Chayanont in a case that concerned the seizure of compressed marijuana in Songkhla. Jackpot accused dealer, who was caught with the medication, told police Chayanont had hired him to move the medication to Malaysia.
After police searched Chayanont’s home, they discovered three weapons but didn’t charge him with a crime. Five individuals were arrested through the search, but just one was charged. Police additionally reportedly discovered financial transactions with some native cops on their phones.
Atchariya alleges that Waesamae gave informants playing cards together with his identify and cell quantity, which gave such criminals no fear of carrying weapons in public places..

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