National police chief orders probe of Lao drug lord’s connection with Thai police

Royal Thai Police commissioner Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda has ordered an investigation into the connection between the arrested Lao drug kingpin Xaysana Kaewpimpa and some certain Thai police following the posting of several photographs on the Internet showing the drug suspect posing with both local and immigration police.

The photographs posted by a Laotian poster went viral on the social media with many viewers questioning their relationship.

Pol Gen Chakthip said he has not yet seen the photographs but has ordered the probe into the relationship between these officers and the alleged drug kingpin.

According to the Laotian net users, Xaysana was widely known as a young generation businessman who got rich from hotel and sawmill businesses. He was also well-known as a collector of supercars.

The photographs showed three Thai police officers posed with Xaysana at an immigration office in Loei province.

The commissioner said he wanted the probe to find out why the three officers had to pose with Xaysana and how close was their relationship.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)