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Inmates escape from Thai prison using soap to rust the cell bars

Caitlin Ashworth

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2 Turkish inmates escaped from a Thailand prison in a daring, if not slippery, escape. Their main tool? Soap. They used soap to cover the bars of their cell in the Tak’s Mae Sot district. Over time, the soap caused the metal to rust and they were able to break the cell bars. Apparently, this isn’t their first cunning escape to ‘slip’ away from prison.

41 year old Murad Yeslikana and 29 year old Rasid Hussim were arrested on charges of entering Thailand illegally and were first incarcerated at the Nong Khai Immigration Police Prison near the Thai-Laos border. The men escaped the prison earlier this year and were missing for 21 days. Thai media didn’t report on the details of the inmates’ escape or whereabouts, but say they were found and transferred to the Mae Sot Immigration Prison on February 15.

Apparently, the inmates really thought through their latest escape. Police suspect the inmates planned for months and believe soap was rubbed on the bars everyday until the metal started to rust. Police say they suspect the inmates used a hard object to eventually break the rusted bars.

Immigration police are searching for the 2 men and believe the fugitives are planning to cross the nearby border to Myanmar. Or, dare we say, slip through border security.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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    Toby Andrews

    October 16, 2020 at 11:13 am

    That’s it no more soap for the inmates – they will just have to stink.
    They are slow in catching these slippery fugitives.

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    gosport

    October 16, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    nice move, two options:

    sell strong reinforced steel bar to prisons or sell corrosive soap bar.

    either way, profits granted

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    Perceville Smithers

    October 16, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    When was this prison built? Is this soap safe for human use?

    A few months ago, I saw an old movie about an American and a few other foreigners in a Turkish Prison for drug-related offenses. I don’t want to be imprisoned in my own country and certainly not another.

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    JoeFriday

    October 16, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Don’t bend over in the prison shower to pick up the bar of soap.

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      Andy

      October 16, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Ja das könnte schmerzhaft enden, smile

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      Andy

      October 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      @ JoeFriday:
      Yes that could be ending painful, smile

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        Ynwaps

        October 16, 2020 at 4:32 pm

        So they were in prison for entering Thailand illegally and then again for breaking out of the prison? Why not simply deport them? What a waste of money..

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          The Thaiger & The Nation

          October 16, 2020 at 5:13 pm

          Looks like they might have deported themselves.

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    Kalyanaraman Santanam

    October 16, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    the most funniest joke ever heard, is this soap is so highly reactive which can corrode a jail bar so fast, moreover there is only one door / gate to escape ?

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      Kalyanaraman Santanam

      October 16, 2020 at 6:01 pm

      the morning news says they where Turkish and the evening news says they are Uighur !

      This cell bars corroded in exact 7 months from their detention, should be cotton thread sold as iron bars !

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    Toby Andrews

    October 16, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I would not like to use soap that rusts metal.
    Still I suppose it is part of the punishment.

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    chemist

    October 17, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Chemist here. Soap bars, unless acidic, cannot corrode iron-based alloys. I am pretty sure Thai prisons does not care about fancy pH 5.5 soap, most probably they use low quality classic alkaline extruded soap bars, so the claim in such news is scientifically groundless.

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    Somxhai

    October 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Chinese steel
    Thai design

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    Mr Ping Pong

    October 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    According to radio free Asia these inmates were refugees from China, belonging to the Uyghur minority (a Turkish origin people). They fled from China to Myanmar to Thailand. They face extradition to China where they may be tortured and prosecuted because of their ethnicity and religion. That’s why they would try anything to escape. Please do your research before you write incorrect articles which sound amusing but lack accuracy.

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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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Man arrested for allegedly driving with monitor lizards tied to his motorbike

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A man was arrested on animal abuse charges for allegedly catching water monitor lizards, tying them to his motorbike and driving around Prachuap Khri Khan, south of Phetchaburi province.

The man, who is identified as Chaowalit, posted photos on Facebook of lizards tied up to the back of his motorbike. One photo shows a large monitor lizard tied up to the back of the bike, hanging upside-down. Apparently, Chaowalit has been posting photos for about 4 months now on Facebook page on wildlife hunting.

Officials from the Kui Buri National Park were notified about the photos and a team of special unit officers were sent to Chaowalit’s house to arrest him. He was charged with catching and harming protected wildlife as well as violating the Wild Animal Reservation Protection Act. If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to 1 million baht.

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Man arrested after allegedly slicing a man’s face with sickle

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A man was arrested on charges of grievous bodily harm after he allegedly sliced his friend’s face with a sickle, causing a gash about 25 centimetres long.

3 men, identified as Saeng, Ta and Rop, had been drinking at a shanty in Phuket’s Rassada district where Rop lived. An argument broke out over money. A bank transfer was apparently made, but no one received any money, according to Rop as he related the story to police.

The men didn’t come to an agreement and ended up going to bed. Ta stayed awake and slapped Saeng twice while he was falling asleep, Rop says. Saeng then got up, grabbed the sickle and swung the hooked blade across Ta’s cheek, Rop says.

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Police arrest woman for allegedly selling fashion dental retainers

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Police arrested a woman for allegedly selling and fitting fashion dental retainers and braces. They seized equipment used for making dental casts and retainers found at her home in Ratchaburi and charged 27 year old Mukda Luanrod with illegally fitting fashion dental retainers.

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