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Police probe ordered after video clip of alleged senior officer gambling in den

Aug 27. 2020
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By THE NATION

Metropolitan Police Region 6 chief Pol Major-General Methee Rakphan has ordered the Pathumwan Station to investigate whether a man caught on video gambling at a den is indeed a Region 6 inspector, Royal Thai Police deputy spokesman Pol General Krisana Pattanacharoen said.

The video clip, which has been circulating on social media, appears to portray a man resembling a Region 6 inspector, who is seen playing a high-low dice game at the den.

Although the den’s location has yet to be disclosed, netizens have speculated that it might be in central Bangkok.

“If the man in the video is found to be a police officer, he will face severe disciplinary and criminal action,” Krisana said.

“National Police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda has always emphasised to all police divisions that it is unacceptable for officers to break the law and those who do will face severe punishment,” he added. “If any officers are found guilty of breaking the law, their superiors too will face disciplinary punishment for negligence to do with their subordinates.”

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