Thai police accused of demanding 500,000 baht from Kazakhstan suspect

A Thai lawyer and a Kazakhstan thief accused Thai Immigration Bureau officers of demanding 500,000 baht in exchange for the temporary release of the suspect.
According to a Channel 7 report, a Kazakhstan man was arrested by Thai law enforcement officials from Mueang Pattaya Police Station, and Koh Samui Police Station, after he and his pals stole from a victim on Koh Samui, an island in the southern province of Surat Thani.
The Thai lawyer, Krit Neatidham, who took care of the case reported to Channel 7 that the Kazakhstan man was later apprehended by Immigration Bureau officers and imprisoned for over two weeks on the immigration workplace in Bangkok.
Krit acknowledged that he and the suspect’s Thai spouse tried to realize temporary launch for him to proceed with further litigation in court. However, the immigration police request a particular cost for the bail and contacted the lawyer by way of cellphone call to barter the amount of the cost.
During the dialog on the cellphone, the police officer made an explicit demand, stating…
“You have to pay the court 500,000 baht for the momentary launch of the suspect. Are you handy for that? And may I ask you straightly? Could you pay the identical quantity to my team?”
The report was reduce off, and the lawyer, Krit, had not but responded to the provide. Krit explained that the immigration police stated that the foreign man was imprisoned as a outcome of he was concerned in the attempted murder case in Phuket. However, Frugal refused to provide details of the case.
While Krit didn’t explicitly state whether or not his consumer finally agreed to pay the bribes or not, he did reveal that the suspect was subsequently launched someday in February of this 12 months..