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28 June 2014 :: 01:06:15 am 89352

Navy and Police Raid Pattaya Remand Prison

Chonburi police together with the navy mobilised forces of almost 400 officers to raid Pattaya Remand Prison to search for illegal items. The raid was ordered by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).
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PATTAYA – June 27, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol.Col. Suwicharn Yarnkittikhun (Deputy Commander of Chonburi Provincial Police Station) and Captain Khomsan Sornsupharp (Commander of Security Division, Sattahip Naval Base, Chonburi Province), Mr. Amnart Patchayaphan (Acting Commissioner of Pattaya Remand Prison) mobilised police teams from 9 police stations all over Chonburi province to clamp down and search Pattaya Remand Prison. The police had also cooperated with the Narcotics Suppression Police, Civil Defense Volunteers, volunteer police and over 380 officers of the Department of Corrections to search the prison in order to find illegal items, weapons, mobile phones and narcotics. The officers were divided into 13 teams and raided all 11 areas at the same time all over the prison including random drug tests of the male prisoners.

 

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The search concentrated in areas 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 which housed prisons who had committed serious offences and area 10 that hosed female prisoners. The officers also raided the shop, school, nursing place, educational institution, the Factory of Training, and the Prison Canteen but they didn’t find any illegal or non-permitted items.

 

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Pol.Col. Suwicharn Yarnkittikhun (Deputy Commander of Chonburi Provincial Police Station) revealed that the raid was the policy of The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) which the Department of Corrections had asked for the cooperation from state agencies in the area to inspect and search for drugs, mobile phones and non-permitted items in order to prevent crime. At present Pattaya Remand Prison has 4,120 prisoners which consists of 3,559 male prisoners and 560 female prisoners (includes male and female foreigners) and only 40 prison officers.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Crime News

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