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Big Joke: Just give me a call and I’ll help sort out these thugs

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Top policeman Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn has told the Thai public not to be alarmed – just give him a call and he’ll hunt down thugs and get them off the streets. 

Big Joke: Just give me a call and I'll help sort out these thugs | News by Samui Times

The Lt-Gen, who goes by the familiar moniker of Big Joke, was speaking after his men at the tech police managed to track down another person responsible for drug related gang violence in Chaiyaphum in early January. 

Suthichai or “Beer” aged 24 was a leading member of a gang of seven who attacked a drug distributor in the north eastern Thai province on January 3rd. The sickening violence was viewed across social media. 

Suthichai was hunted by police who traced him to Sam Khok district of Pathum Thani north of Bangkok where he was arrested on a warrant and subsequently interviewed by Big Joke. 

Surachate told Sanook: “I want to tell the Thai public not to be alarmed when you see violence of this nature. We WILL act. They WILL all be punished”.

Regarding gangs the Lt Gen was the first to admit that this arrest was small fry. “This is not a big player,” he said. “We already have four others and this is the fifth. When we get the others I will tell you”. 

He said that Sutthichai was part of a gang of young men hired by those higher up the drug chain to intimidate those who did not pay up after selling drugs that came across the border from neighboring countries.

But he assured reporters that warrants were out for the big players in this case.

In his role as deputy chief of the Technology Crime Suppression police he urged members of the public with information to contact him on 1155. 

Thaivisa notes that Surachate is also head of the Immigration Police Bureau and is far and away the most high profile policeman operating in Thailand today. 


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