Officers find suspected hideout for alleged hitman on Thailand’s most wanted list

Officers found a camp at a mountain in the southern province Songkhla where they suspect an alleged hitman on Thailand’s most wanted list was hiding. The 45 year old who is wanted on multiple charges involving murder allegedly shot an M16 rifle during a police chase, killing an officer.

Following the gunfire exchange, the alleged hitman Chamrat “Chui Chaochan” Rakchan, along with two other suspects, managed to escape. Officers later found a car parked by a mountain and launched a search to find the suspects.

More than 100 police, soldiers, and forest rangers searched Songkhla’s Khao Cao Mountain and found a camp set up with a temporary shelter, clothes, and first aid equipment. Police say they believe the suspects fled the camp shortly before officers arrived.

SOURCE: Khaosod | Thairath

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