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Police general is among the list of mafia bosses handed over to police by the Army

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Police general is among the list of mafia bosses handed over to police by the Army | Samui Times
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Royal Thai Police commissioner admitted that a police lieutenant general is among the list of 200 names of alleged mafias submitted to him by the Army to tackle under the policy of the military junta to face crackdown.

The Royal Thai Army handed in a list of suspected influential people to the police to carry out follow-on investigation.

Among those listed are a number of senior police officers with ranks as high as police generals and 200 other warrant officers.

The commissioner Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda said a lieutenant general is among the list but declined to elaborate.

However he said he has summoned the officer for talk already.

“I cannot reveal any details of the list as yet because it is classified as secret. But I have already called one of the officers to report for questioning,” he said.

But he said there is a number of errors on the list as several discrepancies have been found with regards to the standing of certain officers listed.

Some names which are still active are on the inactive list while other retired officers are listed as active, he said.

As for the other active officers whose names appear on the list, they will be removed from their current posts pending an investigation to reassure the public that the matter in being handled in the correct manner, the commissioner assured.

At the same time, the deputy commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, Pol Gen Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul confirmed that Army investigators have handed them a list containing the names of more than 6,000 criminal bosses throughout the entire country.

The deputy commissioner was able to reveal that list contain the names of several police officers from ranks as high as police generals to warrant officers.

He stated that the investigation was not prejudiced nor was it politically motivated but was an encompassing policy to uncover any wrong doing by civil servants.

He reassured that thus far, since the existence of the list has been made public, no police officers have acted suspiciously by asking for transfers from their current posting.

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