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Phuket top-brass police transferred, face corruption probe

Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Teeraphol Thipjaroen today (May 29) ordered the transfer of three high-ranking police officers pending an investigation into allegations against the three officers’ for corruption and malfeasance.

Phuket City Police Chief Col Kamol Osiri and Phuket City Police Deputy Commanders Lt Col Chao Phomna and Lt Col Nat Phromthep have been transferred to Phuket Provincial Police Station, said the order, issued today.

According to the order, the three officers are under investigation for failing to effectively perform their duties, notably failing to protecting (against) and suppress crime and possible involvement in crime.

The transfers are in accordance with Royal Thai Police regulations and were ordered in order to prevent any damage to the government and to ensure a fair investigation, said the order.

Meanwhile, Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Peerayut Karajaedee has been transferred to temporarily take up the post of acting Phuket City Police Chief.

Tha Chatchai Police Deputy Commander Lt Col Nikorn Chuthong and Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Lt Col Pathak Khwanna have been been posted to serve temporarily as Phuket City Police Deputy Commanders.

Phuket News



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