Drug Detainee Torches Police Truck in a Bid to Escape Justice


A drug suspect tried to flee detention on Friday by torching a police truck carrying him and three different suspects to the provincial courtroom in northeastern Thailand’s Udon Thani province.

The hearth broke out within the police truck because it was heading to the court the place officers have been in search of to additional detain the 4 suspects.

A police truck driver noticed the hearth behind the passenger compartment and stopped to douse it. He unlocked the rear door to deliver the 4 occupants, incuding Somsamai Paipanao, 46, to security.

Mr Somsamai then escaped, whereas the others stood nonetheless. Police quickly discovered him hiding in a drainage pipe about 100 metres from the scene.

The suspect was going through prices of possessing 68 meth tablets and three.37 grams of crystal meth. Now he faces a cost of damaging state property, laid by native police.

The law enforcement officials consider he used a lighter or matches to set the hearth. Police inner affairs are investigating why he was not searched earlier than being put within the car.

Bomb suspects arrested

In the meantime, Police have arrested two members of the ‘Free Guard’ pro-democracy group in reference to a bomb which was thrown at an anti-government rally in Bangkok on January 17th final.

The 2 have been named by police at Pathumwan Police Station as 23-year-old Pornchai Prakaphuang and 19-year-old Natthasut Siri-ut.

The 2 detained have been amongst three named in arrest warrants sought and obtained from the Bangkok Prison Court docket by police on Wednesday. Police are understood to be monitoring down a 3rd particular person recognized in reference to the incident.

Officers with the Metropolitan Police Bureau, following an intensive investigation, reported that the machine used was a ping pong bomb the scale of a table tennis ball.

It was thrown into an space close to the place two law enforcement officials have been stationed and the place a reporter with The Commonplace information web site was reporting on the day’s occasions.

The machine induced shrapnel to fly which hit the police officer on the hand and the reporter within the calf of the leg. A civilian was additionally hit and injured by the machine. Nobody sustained severe or life-threatening accidents. Nevertheless such gadgets, up to now, have proved lethal in Thailand