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Police promise Udomsuk outpost after brawl

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Police promise Udomsuk outpost after brawl

By Kornkamon Aksorndech 
The Nation

 

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A traffic police command centre has been set up at the start of Sukhumvit Soi 103 Udomsuk in Bangkok's Bang Na district in a bid to prevent brawls among motorcycle-taxi drivers, said Bang Na superintendent Colonel Nakhon Thongpanich on Wednesday.

 

The move followed the June 15 daytime fight between 100 members of two rival motorcycle-taxi stands over the prime location, which led to two deaths. 

 

A Kerry Express delivery man Weerawat Phuengkhut, 20, and a motorcycle-taxi driver Watcharin Ngamchalao, 33, died. A video of the violence went viral on social media. 

 

Police said the legally registered "Udomsuk 1" motorcycle-taxi stand's members, led by Pramook Wichiendilokkul, started the fight with their rivals whose "Udomsuk 2" queue is in front of a Siam Commercial Bank branch, as the first group claimed they had been losing customers. The police issued arrest warrants for seven suspects, including Pramook.

 

Nakhon said the authorities had decided to close the second taxi stand as it was not authorised to operate and was occupying a smart taxi stand space. 

 

Meanwhile, police brought two other suspects to court to apply for a 12-day detention period. 

 

Police objected to their bail request, saying there was a risk of flight and witness tampering. 

 

Manop Mingmongkol and Piya Poungkesorn would face the charges of conspiring to murder, violating the Firearms Act, starting a brawl and creating public disorder. 

 

Nakhon said that so far police had interviewed 60 motorcycle-taxi drivers. 

 

Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy Maj General Nitinan Phetchborom said 90 men were involved. Some would face serious charges as they reportedly prepared weapons by buying batons or guns. 

 

Police have twice raided Pramook's house in Soi Udomsuk 26 and no incriminating evidence was found, said Metropolitan Police divisional chief Maj-General Mongkol Warunno. 

 

Pramook's parents told police their son would surrender soon as he was gathering assets to post for his bail.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30371370

 

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The police obviously realise there's a lot of money to be made here.

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Losing customers? No wonder there was a punch up, they could have been a much as 10 baht down everyday...maybe 20 even.

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Police promise Udomsuk outpost after brawl

 
Police have twice raised Pramooks home. 
 
Pramook's parents told police their son would surrender soon as he was gathering assets to post for his bail.
 
Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30371370
 
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hilarious ! The guy will surrender when he decides ! Family and friends are hiding him ! Lawless Bangkok



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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Police promise

All is said!

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16 minutes ago, sammieuk1 said:

Not forgetting of corse there was a completely innocent delivery driver murdered leaving a pregnant wife as Pramook's parents told police their son would surrender soon as he was gathering assets to post for his bail. 🤔

Yes, priorities. So sad.

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Nakhon said the authorities had decided to close the second taxi stand as it was not authorised to operate and was occupying a smart taxi stand space. 

 

So why didn't they do it before people were killed and before video of the thugs were shared around the world to 'enhance' Thailand's image as the Land of Smiles? Who is going to be fired for doing what officials do best, which is nothing at all?

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Ah the police are setting up an outpost, might i  suggest it have 100 permanent staff there at all times, armed of course.  

The 10 or so on the fateful brawl day were nothing but bystanders

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1 hour ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

So why didn't they do it before people were killed and before video of the thugs were shared around the world to 'enhance' Thailand's image as the Land of Smiles? Who is going to be fired for doing what officials do best, which is nothing at all?

While there are daily tips to be made nothing will get done.

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So you have 2 unauthorized taxi stands and put a police box up to keep the peace. Am I missing something.

Other the money to be made of course.

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