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Police chief orders Big Joke transferred to inactive post

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Thai media has reported that immigration chief Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn has been ordered transferred to an inactive post.

The order – numbered 232/2562 – was made by the chief of the Royal Thai Police General Chakthip Chaijinda on Friday. 

Police chief orders Big Joke transferred to inactive post | News by Samui Times

It has only just been confirmed after rumors were flying about in the Thai press over the last 24 hours, various Thai news sties, including Sanook News and Thai language daily Khaosod reported on Saturday afternoon.

The poster boy of the police force known for his crime busting exploits with the tourist police and as part of the tech police has been ordered to go to RTP HQ immediately. 

He is to cease all his other work and go to the 20th floor of Building One. 

He will stay there indefinitely, according to the order. 

Known as Big Joke in the media Surachat became head of the Immigration Bureau just last September but continued to be involved in many aspects of crime especially that involving foreigners and transnational cases. 

No reason has yet been given for the transfer. 

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