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Thai police arrested after they’re caught on camera suffocating suspected drug dealer for ‘bribe’

Thai police are arrested after they’re caught on camera suffocating suspected drug dealer ‘whereas making an attempt to get him to double the £22,000 bribe he provided them’

  • Jirapong Thanapat was arrested for allegedly promoting methamphetamine 
  • Police accepted a £22,000 bribe to free him however then demanded extra, it’s mentioned
  • They wrapped 5 luggage on his head as they allegedly tried to extort additional money
  • The police chief is needed whereas 4 different officers have been arrested in probe 

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

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Thai police have allegedly tortured a medicine suspect to loss of life after suffocating him with plastic luggage wrapped round his head in a bid to extort a £44,000 bribe.

Jirapong Thanapat, 24, had been arrested together with his girlfriend after they had been allegedly promoting methamphetamine in Nakhon Sawan, northeast Thailand on August 5.

CCTV footage of him being tortured by police as they tried to demand money to safe his launch has been broadly shared after it was leaked by a junior officer.  

Thai police have allegedly tortured a medicine suspect to loss of life after suffocating him with plastic luggage wrapped round his head in a bid to extort a £44,000 bribe

CCTV footage of the incident has been broadly shared displaying Jirapong Thanapat, 24, being interrogated in a police station

Thanapat (pictured) had been arrested together with his girlfriend after they had been allegedly promoting methamphetamine medicine in Nakhon Sawan, northeast Thailand on August 5

Officers initially accepted a a million baht (£22,000) bribe for the pair to be launched, a widely-known observe within the nation’s chronically corrupt justice system.

But station chief Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon then demanded the pair pay DOUBLE, it has been claimed.

He tried to extort the money by wrapping at the least 5 plastic luggage round Jirapong’s head and taping his fingers whereas repeatedly shaking him.

Jirapong collapsed and officers had been unable to revive the suspect earlier than he died the following day in hospital.

The police chief, nicknamed Joe Ferrari for his huge sports activities automotive assortment together with a Lamborghini and Bentley, is claimed to have recorded the loss of life as a ‘medicine overdose’ and launched the suspect’s girlfriend on the situation she didn’t converse.

Officers initially accepted a a million baht (£22,000) bribe for the pair to be launched

Station chief Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon (pictured) demanded the pair pay DOUBLE the bribe, it has been claimed

Jirapong collapsed and officers had been unable to revive the suspect earlier than he died the following day in hospital

But a junior officer on the station leaked the CCTV to a lawyer who publicly demanded that the policemen concerned face justice.  

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha immediately ordered an investigation into the loss of life as officers arrested 4 of the officers concerned and started searching three others together with the chief.

A authorities spokesman mentioned the prime minister ‘needs the nationwide police chief to look at the clip and to present justice to the deceased’.

The navy chief ordered nationwide police chief Suwat Jangyodsuk to supervise the investigation and he instantly sacked the officers allegedly concerned within the loss of life.

Four had been arrested and interrogated whereas arrest warrants had been issued for three others, with cops at checkpoints alongside the nation’s borders ordered to show them in.

The police chief, nicknamed Joe Ferrari for his huge sports activities automotive assortment together with a Lamborghini and Bentley, is claimed to have recorded the loss of life as a ‘medicine overdose’

A junior officer on the station leaked the CCTV to a lawyer who publicly demanded that the policemen concerned face justice

Officers are seen within the video making an attempt to revive the suspect after he went silent and throwing water on his face

The police chief mentioned: ‘We have watched the clip and consider the officers have dedicated an offence. The video is genuine. They will likely be dismissed from the police drive and a severe disciplinary investigation will likely be launched.’

Colonel Utthanaphon graduated from the Royal Police Cadet Academy in Bangkok earlier than changing into often called the most effective drug enforcement officers within the nation.

He was also referred to as a ‘playboy’ who dated fashions and boasted a set of sports activities automobiles together with a Lamborghini limited-edition Aventador LP 720-4 50 Anniversary particular, which he claimed to be the primary individual within the nation to personal, together with a Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari 488 GTB and several other Mercedes and Porsche.

Ex-girlfriend Pichanak ‘May’ Sakakorn, a Thai actress, even claimed he had ordered officers to spy on her whereas she was on vacation earlier than turning up at her mother or father’s home to order her on-line rants about him to be deleted.

Despite being unlawful, bribes are a broadly accepted a part of the Thai justice system with officers throughout the nation accepting funds so as for circumstances to be dropped. 

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