Cop's son arrested on drugs

KHON KAEN :The son of a border patrol police officer and four other men have been arrested on drug charges and had almost 24,000 speed pills seized from them in Khon Kaen.

Thanaphat Paravech, 27, a teacher hired on a temporary contract at a school in Ubon Ratchathani's Na Tan district, and his four alleged accomplices were caught after police gave chase and fired shots at their pickup truck's tyres on the Khon Kaen-Chiang Yuen road in Muang district of Khon Kaen on Sunday.

The four others were identified as Prasarn Saengdaeng, Samran Saengdaeng, Rangsi Chuekhamchan and Thepnapa Natvej. Police say they seized 23,900 speed pills and six mobile phones from them.

Mr Thanaphat is the son of a border patrol police officer, Khon Kaen police chief Pol Maj Gen Chob Khisalang said.

The suspects allegedly received drugs from a network run jointly by a woman known as "Jae Pen" of Ubon Ratchathani's Khemarat district and a Lao woman known as Ms Oon.

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Discussion 1 : 20/01/2014 at 08:07 PM
It seems if there is a drug bust there is always sideways a police, army or politician involved. They know the ways to get it, to escape and have the money to start an operation.
Discussion 2 : 20/01/2014 at 12:10 PM
This guy has two powerful words to use in his case……Policeman's son……end of case
Discussion 3 : 20/01/2014 at 09:56 AM
Since I will never hear otherwise, I am guessing the cop's son will get off totally or at least on a lesser charge.
Discussion 4 : 20/01/2014 at 09:55 AM
It seems to be common for police or people related to them to think they are above the law .It would explain why there is such a tsunami of yaba pouring into Thailand
Discussion 5 : 20/01/2014 at 09:42 AM
I am more concerned that he is a teacher and could be dealing to children, than being a son of a border patrol police officer. I hope they lock him up for a long time.
Discussion 6 : 20/01/2014 at 09:23 AM
He might even get a fine!
Discussion 7 : 20/01/2014 at 09:04 AM
What a surprise! Thailand's unjust drug laws that are also well proven failures are leading to corrupt officials and mafia involvement to make all of the drug problems much worse. Naturally, since those policies benefit two powerful and influential groups in Thai society, they will remain in place. But should corrupt officials and mafia scum really be dictating Thai government policy solely to benefit their greedy selves?

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