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Bangkok police arrested 2 men who allegedly dumped a dead man’s body on the side of the road in the Nong Khaem district. The suspects allegedly told police that they had invited 33 year old Chalit Nensap to a party, but he then overdosed on methamphetamine and died.

To avoid potential drug charges from police, the men decided to get rid of the body, they allegedly told police. They wrapped Chalit’s body in blankets and dumped it on the side of Mahacharoen Road.

The body was found yesterday morning and was identified as Chalit Nensap, who worked as an insurance agent. Police tracked down and arrested 43 year old Rungroj and 48 year old Satapapong at their home near Bangkok’s Taweewattana Canal.

The men are facing charges of concealing a corpse which carries a penalty of 1 year in prison and an up to 2,000 baht fine.

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    kenny

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    really 1 year in prison and a 2000 baht fine ??

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      Jeff

      Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      They aren’t being charged with the killing. The punishment is enough for what they have allegedly done.

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        kenny

        Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 1:11 pm

        are you joking ! what kind of punishment would you get in Europe or North America for trying to dispose of a dead body whist high on illegal drugs , a lot more than 1 year and a maximum 2000 baht fine. imagine if it were a couple of foreigners doing this they would get life !!

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    kenny

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    sorry up to 2000 baht , it’s not that serious probably only 200 baht!!

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    James Pate

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    How did they get caught? A bit more detail about “police tracked down” would have been nice. Meth is no good, boys and girls.

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    Ynwaps

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Smart, if they were caught with drugs it would have been live in prison and 100k baht fine.

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    preesy chepuce

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    It shows how easy it is. This is just the cases that get discovered…

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      Jowen Yu

      Friday, January 8, 2021 at 2:12 am

      Yes easy, if you are Thai… but for us foreigners is a whole new story…

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Quite right too. It is littering of the worst kind!

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Her decision to run could be problematic as Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang or former police chief Chakthip Chaijinda are expected to run under the Palang Pracharath banner. Both of those candidates were close to the party back when PM Prayut was the junta leader.

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