police corruption

  • Thailand News

    German reporter allegedly makes up story about Thai police corruption

    A German man arrested in Pattaya last year for having sex with an underage girl insisted that he had never paid a 1 million baht bribe to Thai police. The man said a German reporter distorted and sensationalised the story from his interview to attract public attention. Police raided a nightclub, Cobra Beer Bar, in Pattaya for human trafficking in…

  • Thailand News

    Prosthetic police probe: Thai man accuses hopalong cop of wife’s murder confession coercion

    A Thai man accused a hopalong cop with a prosthetic leg at Aranyaprathet Police Station in the Isaan province of Sa Kaeo of torture and forcing him into confessing to the murder of his wife. Buaphan Tansu was brutally assaulted and murdered by a group of five teenagers, who are now in police custody. Initially, the police wrongly arrested 54…

  • Thailand News

    Four Thai ‘bastard police’ jailed for extorting money from Taiwanese actress

    The Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct sentenced four Thai “bastard police” officers to five years in prison for extorting money from a Taiwanese actress. Taiwanese actress An Yu-Qing, also known as Charlene An, exposed corruption in the Royal Thai Police (RTP) in January this year and warned others about Thailand’s “bastard police.” An reported that she and her friends…

  • Thailand News

    3 Burmese men accuse Thai police of extorting 100,000 baht

    Three Burmese men sought help from the non-profit organisation Saimai Survive after accusing Thai officers at Borwin Police Station in Chon Buri of filing false charges in a bid to arrest and physically assault them to extort 100,000 baht. After receiving the complaint from the Burmese men, Saimai Survive, posted the story on Facebook yesterday, October 24, along with a…

  • Thailand News

    Legal action demanded over former police chief’s alleged 200 million baht bid-rigging scandal

    The president of the Crime Victims Assistance Club, Atchariya Ruangrattanapong, demanded legal action against a former national police chief for alleged bid-rigging in the construction of ammunition factories. The former police chief is accused of transferring over 200 million baht intended for the purchase of stun guns. Atchariya lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Commission today, alleging that…

  • Crime News

    Nok murder: CIB has strong evidence, 14 other officers charged

    Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) chief Police Lieutenant General Jirabhop Bhuridej has unequivocally affirmed the strength of the case against the key suspect, Praween Chanklai, known as Nok, in the alleged orchestration of the shooting of two highway police officers on September 6, a crime that carries the possibility of a death sentence. The victims of the fatal shooting were Police…

  • Crime News

    Police target Kamnan Nok mafia networks linked to extortion

    The Royal Thai Police launched a scheme to dismantle the mafia networks, including the Kamnan Nok mafia recently accused of extorting bribes from overloaded trucks in Nakhon Pathom. The plan was announced by Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, Thailand’s Deputy Police Commissioner and one of the country’s most recognised law enforcement figures. The action is in response to a shocking string…

  • Thailand News

    Informant fears for life after exposing drug cartel and corrupt officers

    A police informant, known by the alias Jang Talat Phlu, has taken to the Sai Mai Tong Rod (Sai Mai Must Survive) Facebook page, renowned for its help during Covid-19 lockdowns, fearing for his life. He alleges threats from both a police gang and a drug cartel he exposed. Jang claims that a deputy chief inspector and four junior inspectors,…

  • Thailand News

    Rosewood heist: Kalasin governor on trail of million-baht theft culprits

    The Governor of Kalasin is on the hunt for the perpetrators involved in the theft of over 1 million baht valued Rosewood evidence from the Itue municipal office. Investigations yielded ties to six civil servants who reportedly shifted the evidence using a crane. It was brought to the attention of the Governor, Suphasit Kocharoenyot, and Lieutenant Colonel Kritthiphum Homhuan, the…

  • Thailand News

    Ex-police accused of demanding sex and money from fraud victim

    An ex-police officer stands accused of soliciting sexual favours and money from a woman via the LINE application, allegedly in exchange for advancing her fraud case. The former officer, however, denied the accusations, asserting that his LINE account had been compromised. A 25 year old woman named Dao, yesterday, July 6, complained to the former police officer at Sattahip Police…

  • Thailand News

    Big Joke acknowledges corrupt police officers linked to firework warehouse explosion

    The Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police (RTP), Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, acknowledged the presence of corrupt police officers within the force. He ensured to investigate the public’s concern over corruption allegations linked to the firework warehouse explosion. Move Forward Party (MFP) MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn stepped forward to expose the corruption within the RTP that may have played a role…

  • Thailand News

    MFP MP blames corrupt cops for firework warehouse explosion in southern Thailand

    Move Forward Party (MFP) MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn accused corrupt cops for the explosion of a firework warehouse in the southern province of Narathiwas. As a result of the ongoing investigation, four police officers have been transferred. The explosion at the firework warehouse in Muno Market in the Sungai Kolok district of Narathiwas province occurred on Saturday, July 29. The warehouse…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police accused of demanding 500,000 baht from Kazakhstan suspect

    A Thai lawyer and a Kazakhstan thief accused Thai Immigration Bureau officers of demanding 500,000 baht in exchange for the temporary release of the suspect. According to a Channel 7 report, a Kazakhstan man was arrested by Thai police officers from Mueang Pattaya Police Station, and Koh Samui Police Station, after he and his friends stole from a victim on…

  • Thailand News

    Spice of controversy: Vietnamese, Indian vendors accuse Thai Police ‘Curry’pt practices

    Vietnamese and Indian vendors in Nonthaburi province near Bangkok accused the Thai police of extortion and soliciting bribes from them. Nonthaburi province residents last night handed a video to Channel 3 of a Vietnamese seller’s complaint about having to hand over eye-watering bribes. In the video, the 31 year old Vietnamese man, Min, disclosed that he has been selling dried squid…

  • Thailand News

    Thai officer implicated in online gambling assault: Programmer speaks out

    A programmer who helped to manage an online gambling website allegedly suffered an assault following accusations made by a high-ranking Thai police officer and fellow member of the Police Cadet Class 47. The officer reportedly blamed the programmer for the drop in website revenue shortly before the assault. Police investigations into the incident led to the identification of the officer…

  • Crime News

    Three arrest warrants issued in Thai 140 million baht online gambling extortion case

    Arrest warrants have been issued for three individuals believed to be involved in the extortion of six suspects connected to an online gambling case. Deputy national police chief, Surachate Hakparn, confirmed the issuance of the warrants for Veera Nasab, his spouse, and Phisit Nakhisornpanee, on charges of bribery and theft. Veera and Phisit are suspected to have fled to a…

  • Thailand News

    Chon Buri police officers exposed in online gambling, extorting 140m baht from victims

    A gang of nine police officers from Chon Buri province have been exposed for being involved in online gambling and extorting over 140 million baht (US$ 4,051,500) from victims. The disclosure came after a victim reported the crime due to the excessive extortion demands that became unmanageable. Police Lieutenant General Surachet Hakpal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, confirmed the truth behind…

  • Thailand News

    Highway scandal shuffles easy pass cops to Yala’s police operations centre

    The Highway Police Division’s acting commissioner transferred 42 of the department’s officers involved in the easy pass sticker scandal to the Royal Thai Police Operations Centre in the southern province of Yala. The identities of each officer have not been revealed. The easy pass sticker scandal was uncovered by Move Forward Party (MFP) MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn at the beginning of…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police investigate lorry sticker corruption, truck association meets today

    The Royal Thai Police is working expeditiously to penalise those involved in the nationwide scandal concerning truck registration stickers, following the receipt of information from a Member of Parliament (MP) and the Thai Truck Association president. They are set to meet today to discuss relevant documents and deepen the investigation of the sticker corruption, potentially leading to disciplinary or criminal…

  • Thailand News

    Highway Police Commissioner transferred over easy pass sticker scandal

    The Commissioner of the Highway Police was transferred to work for the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) following the easy pass sticker scandal. Highway Police were accused of accepting bribes and granting special passes for overloaded trucks. The allegations were made by Move Forward Party (MFP) member Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn. He took to Facebook to share evidence suggesting that certain police officers…

  • Thailand News

    Easy pass stickers: Police accused of accepting bribes from overloaded trucks

    A future Member of Parliament (MP) from the Move Forward Party (MFP), Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn, has accused the Royal Thai Police (RTP) of accepting bribes and ignoring overloaded trucks. Wiroj claimed that these trucks, having allegedly paid bribes, are given special “easy pass stickers” that grant them exemption from police interference. Wiroj began posting about the corruption on his Facebook account…

  • Crime News

    Thai police officers face lengthy prison spell after large-scale corruption

    Some of Thailand’s most notorious police officers face time in prison due to charges of large–scale corruption. Eight police allegedly took advantage of their positions of power to assist PCC Development and Construction in winning a bid to build 163 five–storey flats worth 3.7 billion baht. The accused included Pol. Lt. Gen. Theerayut Kittiwat, Pol. Maj. Gen. Satja Khachahiran, Pol.…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya clubs and police deny allegations of bribes

    Netizens believe a photo circulating on social media, showing a list of names and numbers, reveals the names and numbers of police officers involved in soliciting bribes from local businesses. The officers and business owners allegedly named deny any wrongdoing. In the fallout of the Club One Pattaya drug raid, both Pattaya Police and venue owners are denying claims of…

  • Crime News

    Club One Pattaya faces 5 year closure after drug raid

    The shocking story of the Club One Pattaya drug raid keeps getting juicier. The Sunday morning raid was thwarted by a rebellion, as patrons pushed past police to flee. Then the nightclub owner complained he already had a deal with authorities to avoid raids. Now, police suspect a Chinese national with an extensive criminal history to be the true owner…

  • Bangkok News

    Police superintendent and 4 others charged in 6 million baht corruption

    A British man desperate to get out of jail was cheated out of 6 million baht which he used to try and buy his freedom, with five people charged in the scheme. A Mae Hong Son police superintendent claimed to be using his connection to the assistant national police chief to curry favour and was the highest ranking officer charged.…

  • Crime News

    Cop gets 50 years for taking bribes from Thai massage parlour

    The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases yesterday sentenced a cop to 50 years in prison for taking bribes, totalling 641,000 baht, from a Bangkok massage parlour. The unnamed police officer was indicted on 65 counts of bribe-taking after turning a blind eye to illegal activities at the massage parlour on Ratchadaphisek Road. The ruling was published in…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket officer allegedly threatens woman with prostitution charges for money

    A woman in Phuket told the press yesterday that a police officer at Thalang Police Station threatened to charge her with prostitution if she didn’t pay 50,000 baht in monthly payments of 5,000 baht. The payment is allegedly for her car, which police threatened to seize as evidence of her committing prostitution. The woman claims the officer first contacted her…

  • Crime News

    Former police chief ‘Joe Ferrari’ says he just wanted to “scare suspect”

    A former police chief charged with murder after a drugs suspect died when multiple plastic bags were placed over his head during questioning, says he just wanted to scare the victim. Thitisan Utthanaphon, aka. Joe Ferrari in Thai media, a police chief in the northern province of Nakhon Sawan at the time, told the court that he never intended to…

  • Crime News

    Disgraced police chief Thitisan and 6 other officers indicted in murder case

    A former police chief accused of murdering a suspect in custody has been indicted, along with 6 other former police officers. The Bangkok Post reports that public prosecutors have taken the case to the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases. Thitisan Utthanaphon is accused of torturing Chiraphong Thanapat to death by suffocating the 24 year old with plastic…

  • Crime News

    Police officer and his wife arrested for drug dealing, illegal guns

    In the Phunphin district of Surat Thani, crystal methamphetamine was impounded from the home of a police officer and his wife could have now been arrested. The 52 year old police officer who worked at the Phunphin Police Station was arrested along with his 44 year old wife and charged with selling illicit drugs. A fact-finding investigation has been launched…

  • Crime News

    Former cop accused of torture and murder was involved in seizure of over 400 luxury cars

    A man accused of murder and fired from his role as police chief in the northern province of Nakhon Sawan was involved in the confiscation of over 400 luxury cars. According to deputy national police chief, Suchart Thiraswasdi, disgraced former cop Thitisan Utthanaphol was involved in the seizure of 410 high-end vehicles that had been smuggled into Thailand from Malaysia…

  • Crime News

    Ex-cop “Joe Ferrari,” other officers charged with violating discipline policy over suspect’s death

    Along with criminal charges for allegedly suffocating a suspect to death in an attempt to extort 2 million baht, the former police station chief in Nakhon Sawan, Thitisan Utthanaphon, and six of his subordinates now face charges for committing disciplinary offenses while on duty. The Police Serious Disciplinary Review Board filed the complaint against the seven officers. According to Nation Thailand,…

  • Thailand News

    Officials clarify Korat police van stopped at the beach after collecting murder suspect

    Cops in the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima, AKA Korat, recently came under fire, figuratively, for allegedly using an official police van to take a trip to the beach. Police launched a fact-finding committee to investigate after pictures and videos surfaced of the police van arriving at a beach in Phetchaburi, a central Thai province, and people getting out…

  • Thailand News

    Deputy inspector of police booze smuggling case not commenting

    The deputy inspector on a case that is investigating police officers involved in smuggling illegal bootleg alcohol into Bangkok is remaining curtly tight-lipped regarding the case. When asked about the recent investigation, he refused to comment, telling reporters they should ask the main inspector directly. He said the inspector could provide more information and commentary and making remarks to the…

  • Thailand News

    NACC nearing conclusion in case of police allegedly smuggling liquor

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission is nearing a conclusion in their case of police planes being allegedly used to smuggle liquor out of Hat Yai, a southern Thai province, to Bangkok, says deputy secretary general of the commission, Niwatchai Kasemmongkol. Niwatchai’s comments are in response to a post on the Facebook page “@Watchdog.ACT”, which brought up the investigation into the case.…

  • Thailand News

    Former Deputy Attorney General faces mild disciplinary violation for role in Red Bull heir case

    A former deputy attorney general is facing disciplinary action for his decision not to indict the Red Bull hier, Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, over the fatal hit-and-run incident in 2012 where the Boss sped his Ferrari through Bangkok’s Thong Lor district and struck a police officer, killing him. Boss managed to evade justice and fled the country. The deputy attorney general’s…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Gold shop robbed by officer from investigating police station

    A policeman’s swagger was the downfall that led to the identification and subsequent arrest of a gold jewellery shop robber today in the Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima. A man dressed in a food delivery outfit robbed a gold shop and shot the shop owner on Wednesday and was later identified as a local police officer. The robber entered…