Thai inmates escape from court after stealing prison transport truck

Thai inmates escape from court after stealing prison transport truck
PHOTO: The Nation/Asia News Network

Pol Colonel Narat Savettanan, director-general of the Corrections Department, urgently flew to the southern province of Chumphon on Thursday after three inmates stole a prison transport truck and escaped from Lang Suan Provincial Court.


Photo: The Nation/Asia News Network

Narat was accompanied by his deputy Pol lt Colonel Prawuth Wongsinil. An initial report said that the prison guard who drove the truck to deliver the three inmates had left the key in the truck's ignition. The inmates, who were waiting at the building's ground floor to be escorted into the court, ran back to the truck and drove off.


Photo: The Nation/Asia News Network

 Although court police tried to block their exit, the inmates broke through the barricade fence and fled, according the CCTV footage.

It was reported that six inmates - all of whom facing drug charges - attempted to flee. Three who fled on foot were recaptured shortly afterwards, while those fled in the stolen truck remained elusive as of press time.


Photo: The Nation/Asia News Network
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