Gotta catch ’em all – Met Police show drug case suspects as Pokemon at news conference
There seems to be no end to the innovations of the Thai police.
In the latest development at Region 1 of the Met Police callous drug suspects were shown as cute Pokémon cartoon figures.
At least it was fun and meant that the prime minister’s edict to protect suspects’ human rights was kind of being followed.
A jolly time was had by all – it was the weekly briefing for reporters in which division deputy Sompong Chingduang announced the latest arrests and successes from the crackdown on crime over the September 5 – 10 period.
A chart depicted a serious drugs case with the suspects who were not yet caught replaced by Pikachu and his cute mates.
No one needed to keep a straight face as Sompong – affectionately know as Big Too – led the Saturday “sanuk”.
More serious were the latest figures that showed 173 suspects were now in custody across the region in 152 separate cases.
Much of it was theft of motorcycles, gambling, drugs and busts related to the sex trade.
But one was singled out for mention – a bag snatch on a Burmese nurse, holidaying from the UK, who has a British husband. The victim, named as Miss (sic) Dehlaing lost a sentimental wedding memento from her bag as she was eating at a Pratunam chicken rice stall.
But cops saved the day when the thief was swiftly nabbed much to the victim’s delight resulting in the return of her treasured item.
Not a single Pokémon was used in depicting this case.