Two officers accused of stealing motorbikes from police station’s evidence department

Two police officers in southern Thailand are being accused of stealing 36 motorbikes, which had been confiscated from suspects. The motorbikes had been seized from suspects and were being kept at the police station in Songkhla as evidence. The officers allegedly sold the stolen motorbikes to other police officers.

A former police station superintendent accused the two officers of stealing motorbikes that had been confiscated from suspects who allegedly smuggled kratom into Thailand from Malaysia. 36 motorbikes being kept as evidence disappeared around 2019 and 2020. The former station chief says he was moving to a new position in another province at the time and recently found evidence that the two officers, Weeranit Maisiri and Somtop Boonchan, stole and then sold the motorbikes. Other police officers reportedly confessed to buying the motorbikes, adding that they thought the case had been closed.

SOURCE: Dailynews | MRG Online

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Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.