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Jail sentences for police who extorted Taiwanese actress

The Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases on Wednesday sentenced four Bangkok policemen each to five years in jail for extorting 27,000 baht from a Taiwanese actress and her friends for possessing vaporisers and not producing their passports early this year.

The four policemen, including two police captains, were from Huai Khwang station. The incident occurred about 1am on Jan 5 at a temporary checkpoint on Ratchadaphisek Road near the Chinese embassy.

A Grab taxi carrying visiting actress Charlene An and her foreign friends was stopped for a search at a checkpoint. Police found three vaping devices in their possession, and not all of them were carrying their passports.

The four policemen

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