At 6:30am Thalang Police served a search warrant on Pa Khlok Village 4 headman Jaran Thorthip and found a box containing 70,000 baht, a list of 157 names and campaign brochures promoting Jirayus Songyos, the Bhumjaithai Party candidate campaigning in Phuket’s constituency 2.
Mr Jaran flatly denied the allegations. His detached home in Baan Para was not surrounded by a fence and it would have been easy for anyone to enter the premises and plant the evidence there, he said.
Phuket Provincial Police Commander Pekad Tantipong said the five Thalang Police officers who conducted the search were only doing their duty after the court issued the order based on information supplied by the Phuket Election Commission.
— Manager online
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