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Border patrol police officers transferred over attack on youth

Ten officers under the 237th border patrol police company in Nakhon Panom province were transferred to inactive posts pending the results of a fact-finding probe into an allegation of assault on six local youngsters who were caught assembling to smoke weed on the night of March 26.



The Border Patrol Police Region 2 in Khon Kaen province on Sunday issued the transfer order for the accused officers as well as their supervisor, company commander Pol Lt-Colonel Thawee Panoi, to report to the regional office within 24 hours.
The parents of the six youths had lodged a complaint at the Tha Uthen Police Station in Tha Uthen district on March 29, accusing the border patrol police officers of injuring the youths after a “heavy-handed over-reaction” during the marijuana bust when the suspects were gathering to smoke weed at a rice field shack. 

The parents also claimed the officers offered them a chance to buy their youths’ freedom from the drug abuse charges by paying Bt14,000 cash. As police began investigations into the case, the 237th border patrol police company also launched a fact-finding probe into the accusations brought against its personnel.

Published : March 31, 2019

By : Thawee Apisakulchart The Nation