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Man dies in police custody at Bophut Police Station Samui

A 44 year old man has been found dead in his police cell at the Bophut Police Station in Koh Samui.

man dies in police station SamuiKosin Tongjutha, from Nothanburi Province had been dead for around five hours when his lifeless body was found. Lt Col Denduang Tongsisuk said that there were no signs of a struggle, and a urine test had confirmed the presence of drugs in his system.

A woman in a nearby cell said that she had heard the man breathing heavily until around 3pm when he went silent, but she thought little of it at the time.

A Samui Rescue Foundation volunteer who found the man by the roadside on Wednesday morning said that he was naked, moaning and under the influence of drugs. He was taken to the station after being deemed dangerous to others. While at the police station the man only slept, without drinking or eating according to reports.

Mr Kosin has a prior conviction for drug use dating back to 2007. His body has been taken to the Samui Hospital to determine the cause of death.

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