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Police nab 4 escapees of Covid-screening jail, hunt for other 5 intensifies


Four of the nine inmates who escaped their temporary holding cell in Nakhon Pathom’s 11th Infantry Regiment were captured on Saturday, while the hunt for the rest intensifies.

A police officer said the prisoners used a metal blade to cut the iron bars, adding that the tool was left behind near a toilet.

The escapes were spotted on CCTV in Bo Phlap subdistrict at around 2am on Saturday.

Police nab 4 escapees of Covid-screening jail, hunt for other 5 intensifies

Pol Maj-General Chomchawin Purthananon, chief of the Nakhon Pathom provincial police station, said the inmates’ relatives have been contacted and the hunt for the remaining escapees has been accelerated.

He called on the convicts to surrender immediately, otherwise, they will face more charges apart from breaking out of jail.

Meanwhile, Pol Lt-Colonel Worachai Arakrat, chief of the Nakhon Pathom Central Prison, said inmates are temporarily held at the 11th Infantry Regiment to undergo screening for Covid-19 before they are sent to the central prison.

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Published : December 12, 2021

By : THE NATION