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Pub Security Guard and Manager Arrested for Killing a Turkish Man

It has been reported that Pol.Maj.Gen. Pisanu Muangsri, the Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 8, Pol.Maj.Gen. Apichat Bunsriroj, the commander of Surat Thani Provincial Police and local police under their command interrogated Mr.Yokbin Srisaart, a 27 year-old security guard and Mr. Kanapol Nakwatchara, a 57 year-old manager from the bar where a man was shot dead in Chaweng. During the interrogation they confessed that they killed Mr. Mamed Poletari, a 37 year-old Turkish man together because they were upset the deceased was drunkenly rampaging the pub and trying to force the pub’s staff to keep the pub open until morning. The incident happened on February 13.

During the incident, the deceased had a fight with the suspects, and Mr. Kanapol , the manager, used a Remington long range shotgun to shoot the deceased. The deceased tried to crawl out of the pub, but he was shot to death by Mr. Yokbin. After that, Mr. Yokbin put the gun that was used in the deceased’s hand in attempt to make it look like the deceased shot the gun first, then took Mr. Kanapol’s long range shotgun, went to the police confessing he did it alone and turned himself in. Later, the two suspects were taken to re-enact a scene before being sent to the Samui Provincial Court.

Mr. Mamed was widely known among the foreign tourists since he had been in Thailand for many years, it has been reported that he was considered himself ‘mafia’ by some locals.

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