Pattaya Daily News

14 December 2012 :: 15:12:20 pm 69433

Four Thai Cops Rob Laotian Of 3.5 Million Baht

Four Thai police officers and a Thai bank teller were arrested for the robbery of a Laotian businessman near the border. The teller had tipped off the police that the Laotian had withdrawn a lot of cash and was driving back to Laos.
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NAKHON PHANOM – December 13, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; The arrest of four police officers and a bank teller on kidnapping and armed robbery charges was announced by Pol. Lt. Capt. Natdanai Thongdong, officer of the shift at Muang Nakorn Panom police station.

The Laotian victim was identified as Mr. Kwanchai Seeharaj, 37 years old, who operates a lumber business in Laos. He had been robbed of 3.5 million baht. The police recovered all the stolen cash and returned it to Mr. Kwanchai.

Besides the stolen cash, police also seized an 11 mm gun with 5 bullets; and a Thai-produced gun, size 12, with 5 bullets.

Three of the four arrested Thai police officers worked for the Highway Police. The fourth officer worked in the Border Patrol. The bank teller worked at the Nakhon Phanom branch of Kasikorn Bank.

Mr. Kwanchai said his business customers preferred cash transactions, so he had set up the Kasikorn bank account in Thailand to make the cash withdrawals. But as Mr. Kwanchai was driving back to Laos, his vehicle was stopped by three police officers, who forced him into their vehicle. The officers then took his cash and cellphone, and dumped him on a deserted road. They warned Mr. Kwanchai that if he told anyone, he would be killed.

After their arrests, the officers and bank teller said that they had presumed Mr. Kwanchai must be doing illegal business with so much cash, so he would be unlikely to report the robbery.

The four officers were immediately dismissed from the force by the police commander. However, the officers denied the charges against them. The detective officer sent the suspects to court for legal proceedings, and detention in jail after the charges are filed.

Pol. Col. Somnuek Mikwal said that even though the suspects were denying the accusations, the detective team has the very strong evidence of the recovered stolen cash, so he was confident of prosecution.

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