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Officials charged with extortion, freeing Chinese suspect

Deputy national police chief Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn, centre, discusses the case in which many policemen and special investigation officials were charged with receiving a huge bribe for releasing Chinese suspects, at Thungmahamek police station in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo supplied)

Fourteen police and officials of the Department of Special Investigation have been charged with demanding millions of baht in exchange for freeing a Chinese suspect from a former consul-general’s home in Bangkok.

Deputy national police chief Pol Gen Surachate Hakparn said on Monday that five DSI officials, nine policemen, including two officers from the Patrol and Special Operation Division, a soldier and a Chinese-born translator were involved in…

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