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Lop Buri police officer arrested for allegedly stealing 50 service pistols

By THE NATION

 

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A senior police officer from Tha Hin Police Station in Lop Buri province has been arrested for allegedly stealing 50 service pistols from the police station’s armoury and pawning them or sell them at various locations.

 

Police Senior Sgt-Major Charin Butrdee has been decommissioned and faces investigation for disciplinary misconduct, deputy police spokesman Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanajaroen said on Saturday (October 26).

 

The stolen pistols reportedly included .38 SIG Sauer and Glock models.

 

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“The Royal Thai Police has primarily decommissioned the senior sergeant major and will set up a committee to investigate for severe disciplinary misconduct,” said Krisana. “We intend to investigate this case with complete transparency and fairness to all parties.”

 

Krisana also added that the police have successfully tracked down 19 stolen pistols and arrested the owner, Pratheep Tophul, 44, a resident of Phattananikom district in Lop Buri province on the charge of acquiring stolen items. The whereabouts of 31 pistols are still unknown.

 

Meanwhile, Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda, commissioner-general of the Royal Thai Police, said that if the police suspect is found guilty he will face criminal punishment to the fullest extent of the law on top of disciplinary actions as a police officer. “I have also ordered all police supervisors to closely monitor their subordinates and stations 24/7 to prevent such an incident from happening again.”

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30377772

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-10-27

 

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What's even more that boggles the minds of this man thinking that he can steal 50 guns and get away with it, needless to say this guy, such a doofus that he is, didn't saw the whole caper through...

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How come they were police property? It's well known that the police buy their own uniforms and guns.

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17 minutes ago, IvorBiggun2 said:

How come they were police property? It's well known that the police buy their own uniforms and guns.

Police bought the guns as a big lot, presumably at a discount, and officers buy them individually as required.

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Another illustration of why denying law-abiding citizens their right to own a firearm for whatever purpose they wont stop criminals from getting guns

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4 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda, “I have also ordered all police supervisors to closely monitor their subordinates and stations 24/7 to prevent such an incident from happening again.”

Here is the head of the gang basically saying that even the police can't trust the police... 

 

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5 hours ago, colinneil said:

Just look at the damage 50 guns in the wrong hands could do.

We've witnessed what they can do in so called "correct" hands recently....

maybe he was saving up for promotion with the extra funds, going from tea money to a "tea leaf"!

[cockney slang]

 

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Thank the gods they got all the firearms back! ... Well let’s hope that’s a true reporting of events?!

 

 

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Not that it really matters, but when it comes to guns, I tend to get a little picky. Sorry for that. To the best of my knowledge, neither Glock nor Sig Sauer offer a firearm chambered in .38 caliber.

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21 minutes ago, Tropposurfer said:

Thank the gods they got all the firearms back! ... Well let’s hope that’s a true reporting of events?!

 

 

 

According to the report they only got 19 of them back.

 

 

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somebody was in urgent need of cash....should look into the black market for the missing ones

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5 hours ago, IvorBiggun2 said:

How come they were police property? It's well known that the police buy their own uniforms and guns.

They can get service guns but choose to buy their own. If they loose their service gun they are in big trouble. 

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