Six police officers wanted for alleged drug trafficking

The Metropolitan Police Bureau's Division 7 police said today they have arrested four police officers attached to Bovorn Mongkol police station in Bangkok after suspecting them to be engaged in drug trafficking.

The four are among six police officers wanted for suspected drug trafficking after they arrested two drug traffickers and seized 1,400 meths and 100 grammes of Ice or crystal methamphetamines at a house in Soi Charunsanitwong 35.

The two suspects later confessed that the drugs belonged to Pol Capt Suphat Prachonghat, a investigation inspector at Bovorn Mongkol police station.

Following the confession, MPB 7 police then apprehended the investigation officer at the police station last night.

A search of his locker at the police station produced 13,000 meths, and 100 grammes of Ice.

Five other police officers at the station were implicated.

Three have turned themselves in to MPB 7 police while two others are at large.

According to MPB 7 police, these accused officers had seized drugs during a search at a condominium room on Soi

Charunsanitwong 95/1 on February 10.

But no arrest of suspects and seizure of drugs was recorded.

Instead the investigation officer kept the seized drug in his own locker before allocating to couriers to sell in the black market.

MPB commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Sanit Mahathavorn said arrest warrants have been issued for the six officers as investigation is still underway.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)