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Chiang Mai top cops transferred after gambling den raid

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Five leading police officers at the Muang Chiang Mai Police Station have been immediately side-lined to inactive posts. The transfers are pending a fact-finding probe of whether they had been negligent in their duties by allowing a gambling den to operate within the precinct.

The police were transferred today and the probe result is expected within two weeks.

Transferred are precinct superintendent Pol Colonel Theerasak Sriprasert, his two deputies Pol Lt-Colonel Puwanart Doungdee and Pol Lt-Colonel Narich Sorndit, and two inspectors Pol Lt-Colonel Anon Cherdchutrakulthong and Pol Lt-Colonel Khathawuth Hongneung.

The move follows the raid on a gambling den in Kad Kom area in Tambon Hai Ya of Muang district yesterday that rounded up 79 punters (35 men and 44 women) along with several hundred packs of cards, 575,967.50 baht in cash, four baccarat tables, three bill counters and some computers.

The transfer order was signed by Provincial Police Region 5 chief Pol Maj-General Montri Sambunyanont.

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SOURCE: The Nation

 

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