Rogue cop with playing dependancy jailed for 50 years for gun theft

A rogue cop with a gambling addiction was sentenced to 270 years in jail for theft and unlawful possession of one hundred sixty firearms. He will only serve 50 years as allowed beneath Thai regulation.
Special , from Pak Kret Police Station in Nonthaburi province, close to Bangkok, was arrested in October within the Isaan province of Nong Khai after reportedly promoting a hundred and sixty police weapons to pay off his gambling money owed. The investigation concluded yesterday, with 23 suspects arrested and charged for receiving stolen items, whereas eight senior officers are set to be punished for dereliction of obligation, reported Bangkok Post.
Deputy national police chief, Pol Gen Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, mentioned the rogue cop’s arrest led to the arrests of 23 others who pawned, bought or purchased the guns. Most have been safety guards for gambling dens and the gamblers themselves. Big Joke said…
“Eight police might be punished for dereliction of obligation. They range from former station chiefs who served between 2014-2022 to lively inspectors. A committee has been set as a lot as deal with the disciplinary investigation.
“As for the stolen firearms, police managed to retrieve sixty four however ninety six remain unaccounted for. Police believe they had been offered in neighbouring nations.
“Sixty-three weapons are in the state’s stock, with one returned to a neighborhood station.
“The 2,200-page report shall be submitted to the Office of the Attorney General, which will pursue authorized motion against the 23 suspects.”

Rogue cop Chaowarit Phumkajorn
The rogue cop was arrested as he tried to flee a resort within the Mueng Mhee district of Nong Khai province. He had no guns on him, only a backpack.
Arresting officers revealed they caught the suspect as he waited for a new passport to be processed for a deliberate to escape to a neighbouring nation.
The Deputy Commander of the Provincial Police Region 1, Phananchai Chuenjaitham, reported that Chaowarit was in command of gun disbursement at Pak Kret Police Station, making it simpler for him to steal guns.
Chaowarit amassed a huge playing debt and to pay it off he stole guns and bought them to random people, playing pals, and pawnshops for about 20,000 baht each. It was discovered he had been stealing guns for greater than 5 years.
Senior officers didn’t detect any wrongdoing because the rogue cop covered his tracks, stealing just one or two weapons at a time. He created fake paperwork which revealed that the guns had been allocated to officers on obligation..

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