Thai traffic police sergeant arrested with 28kg of 'ice'

Thai traffic police sergeant arrested with 28kg of 'ice'
Pol Lt-General Sanit Mahathavorn.
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Pol Lt-General Sanit Mahathavorn said that Pol Sergeant Pissanupong Ngamtura was nabbed in the parking lot of a condominium on Sukhumvit Soi 77.

Police said that Pissanupong allegedly got the "ice" from a major agent in the northern region and distributed it to customers in Bangkok.

Following a tip-off, police followed him into the parking lot and he was apprehended after a search uncovered the drug.

A search of his apartment in the building found two handguns. His testimony led to the arrest of two other suspects who are Chiang Rai natives.

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He claimed the other two suspects owned the drugs and he was just a distributor.

He will face a disciplinary investigation by a panel set up by Traffic police commander Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsang-ek. He joined the traffic police force on December 1, 2016.

Sanit said he has already ordered senior police officers to improve the behaviour of their subordinates.

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