Governor launches search for fake officers in Phuket

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Nisit Jansomwong vowed yesterday to look into a complaint filed about alleged fraudsters entering homes under the guise of anti-human-trafficking officers.

Amnuayporn Samneang, village headman of Srisoonthorn Moo 6, filed a formal complaint to Governor Nisit yesterday evening.

“Mr Amnuayporn told us that two ‘anti-trafficking officers’ arrived at his home on June 29 and refused to present a search warrant or even identification,” Gov Nisit said. “Nonetheless, they proceeded to search his home.”

Photos of the men were included with Mr Amnuayporn’s complaint. However, the photos were not released to the general public.

“If Mr Amnuayporn’s account of what happened is accurate, this is very worrisome,” Gov Nisit said. “We will check with all relevant departments to see if the officers were fake or not and then start hunting them down.”

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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