Case of the elusive Chaowalit: Fourth accomplice in hot pursuit

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

An arrest warrant has been issued for another accomplice following more case evidence, making it the fourth in line, in the case of aiding the fugitive Chaowalit Thongduang, known as Sia Paeng. Meanwhile, the Deputy National Police Chief has called for all units involved to tighten the case and pursue further.

Today at the Nakhon Si Thammarat City Police Station, the Deputy Commander of Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Police, Police Colonel Anuchon Chamat, who was acting as the Station Chief of Nakhon Si Thammarat City Police Station, received a seized black Honda Civic. This car was driven by Suthiwat Khunnarong, also known as Non, to transport Chaowalit from the hospital to the mountain range in Phatthalung province.

This is the third vehicle seized so far, found to have a fake registration and previously used as a getaway vehicle. It was a car that had been defaulting on payments, pawned in the black market, and then sold within several circles until it was used to transport Chaowalit.

Meanwhile, the Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Police Commander has updated the progress of the latest case stating that there has been significant progress. Investigation officers are continuously gathering case evidence. However, even though the suspects, Non and Jakree Pannoi, also known as Big, are shifting the blame onto each other, it doesn’t affect the case in any way, reported KhaoSod.

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The police have managed to seize evidence and it’s clear who drove which car, along with the complete DNA evidence obtained from the vehicles. As for issuing an arrest warrant for the involved officers, he could only say that they are in the process of gathering electronic data and related evidence. It is slightly linked and they need to solidify the evidence before they can issue at least one more arrest warrant but did not disclose the level of involvement.

The Deputy National Police Chief was assigned by the National Police Chief to convene a meeting with all involved units, including the Central Investigation Bureau, the Crime Suppression Division, and the 8th and 9th Provincial Police Regions to report on the entire case and track the search for Chaowalit, who is still on the run.

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Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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