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13 September 2012 :: 14:09:43 pm 66535

Shady Dealings Trigger Slaying At Palm Plantation

Police suspect that a dispute between criminals may have triggered a fatal shooting at a Huai-Yai palm plantation. A gunfight between men on motorbikes had erupted at the plantation, and a 43-year-old man was fatally shot six times. Police are investigating.
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BANGLAMUNG – September 12, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]: a report of a man shot dead at a palm plantaion was received by Pol. Lt. Col. Samai Somjit, detective officer, Huai-Yai police station. He rushed to the scene with Pol. Lt. Col. Parksuwat Chomthanorm, the detective inspector, and some police detective forces to a palm plantation at moo 6, Huai-Yai, Banglamung, Chonburi.

When police arrived at the plantation, they found a man’s bullet-ridden body about 100 meters from the gravel road. He had been shot six times by 9 mm gun: twice in the front of his head, once in his mouth, twice in his left arm, and once below his navel. Police found six spent 9 mm bullet shells on the ground, and also recovered three heads of the bullets, which they kept for evidence.

They checked a nearby suitcase and found 17,000 THB cash, several ATM cards, and an ID card identifying the victim as Mr. Banpot Artsuek, age 43, living at 134 /65 10, Nong Prue, Banglamung, Chonburi.

Police questioned the plantation manager, Mr.Watchira Madecha, age 51, who had initially reported the crime. He told police that at about 2 p.m., employees informed him that men riding motorcycles had shot each other in the plantation, and one man was shot six times.

Pol. Lt. Col. Samai Somjit inspected the scene and the body, which had multiple tattoos. After asking witnesses, the police commander said it appears the victim and his assailants may be involved in illegal business dealings. He suspects the murder is due to some double-crossing or underhanded activity, creating the violent dispute. Police are continuing their investigation to capture the suspects.

Reporter : Nirach Thipsrikun   Photo : Nirach Thipsrikun   Category : Crime News

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