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The Supreme Court has upheld the Appeals Court’s life imprisonment handed down to a former deputy superintendent of metropolitan police convicted of drugs trafficking.
The case dated back to March 14, 1999 when the defendant, then Pol Lt-Col Apivuth Ngarmsombat, deputy superintendent attacked to Metropolitan Police Bureau, was arrested together with more than one million methamphetamine pills. Another accomplice managed to escape.
Apivuth was eventually stripped of his police rank as he went to trial. The Criminal Court sentenced him to death but he appealed against the sentence which was commuted to life imprisonment by the Appeals Court due to his useful confession.
Apivuth appealed to the Supreme Court which upheld the life jailterm of the Appeals Court