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Police chief transfers Suvarnabhumi airport immigration chief

Commander of the Immigration Division 2 Pol Maj Gen Suwichpol Imchairat was transferred to inactive post after he was accused of causing delays of about 20 outbound flights of Thai Airways International at Suvarnabhumi airport late last month.

Thai police chiefThe order to transfer him was signed by Royal Thai Police commissioner Pol Gen Somyos Phumphanmuang.

Royal Thai Police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Prawuthi Thavornsiri said the transfer of the immigration chief at the airport would enable a full investigation into the flight delays.

The Immigration Division 2 supervises departure clearance at Bangkok’s main airport.

The immigration chief was blamed to deliberately delay 21 outbound flights at Suvarnabhumi airport from 8 am to 1 pm on Feb 25 at Suvarnabhumi airport by 10 minutes on average.

The reports of flight delays went viral on the social network with allegations that he ordered slow processing of paperwork for aircraft departure clearance after he was barred from seeing off his wife at the door step of the aircraft.

However the spokesman denied this saying the immigration chief had only wanted to greet a senior official who had boarded a THAI plane.

Thai PBS

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