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High-ranking police officers try and extort 40,000 baht from woman

Caitlin Ashworth

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A police chief has dismissed 8 high-ranking officers after they told a woman to pay them 40,000 baht or they would drug test her. The woman said she could only pay 33,000 baht, but the police allegedly demanded more.

Video footage of officers demanding money was taken, probably from her phone, and posted online. The police chief at the Nong Chok police station in Phetchaburi, outside Bangkok, saw the video posted over the weekend and dismissed the 8 officers. The officers are being investigated and may face prosecution.

The officers including a lieutenant-colonel, a captain, three lieutenants, a sub-lieutenant and two senior sergeants, have been identified in the incriminating video.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    malcolm hughes

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    It’s been common knowledge for at least as long as I first came to Thailand 38 years ago the biggest mafia group in Thailand is the police. To clean it up you’d have to start from the top, & I mean the top. If you do some homework you’ll find out what the real reason is for the roadside police checks in Bangkok where you’ll see masses of motorcycles pulled over, I wont say anymore. Maybe you already know.

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    Wayne Clark

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Dismissed, not charged, must have been a ‘misunderstanding’ again!

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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