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"ASEAN's most wanted drug lord" taken down at Bangkok airport

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What, if any, laws apply in Thailand relating to sub judice statements - these are laws that prohibit anyone providing information about alleged criminal activities by a person before they've been before a court where any so-called "evidence" can be tested for veracity or proven to be false? After all the grandiose claims of a member of the highly-esteemed Thai Police Force  are highlighted as the gospel truth (we know police never tell lies, especially in Thailand), the news report concedes that this alleged Kingpin of Drug Crimes has not been convicted once of any charge. 

How should the news media handle responsible coverage of criminal activity, and do it with integrity, in what appears to be a police state?  Why should any news media believe anything a police spokesman says when it's obvious that in so many instances in the past the authorities have had little regard for the truth?

I don't know the person arrested, nor do have any particular bias about drug offences. I just object to being fed BS by any news media that seems prepared to swallow crap fed to it and repeat it as endorsed "truth" without any apparent checking or taking responsibility for the true value of the information apart from its potential to "thrill" a jaded target audience.

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Took them 5 years ?  Well perhaps then dearest General should invoke S44 to uncover exactly why the RTP/RTA  allowed it to happen.  Of course it won't happen

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1 hour ago, zorro1 said:

Not at all, it's a deterrent. you must remember he is in a public area and could easily have several body guards stationed stratically armed to the teeth, a bloody gun fight is preferable to life in the Hilton . USA uses 20 swat team members for similar arrests, less but better trained

 

Glad we have such a compete TVF CSI team here!

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2 hours ago, PatOngo said:

Look forward to some serious pointing at that press conference.

 

And some extra floor space for all the "brass" that will want in the shot

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He's "most wanted" in ASEAN by who? The article doesn't say.

 

Are there Thai arrest warrants out for the guy? Are there other country warrants out for him that would be handled thru INTERPOL?

 

The one thing the article does say is he has no known convictions.

 

IF "he is the figure behind 50 other arrests of drug mules in cases totally the importation into Thailand of 5 million Ya Ba tablets," then presumably the Thai police have some proof of that sufficient to gain the issuance of local arrest warrants???

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My goodness, 100 Thai policemen to arrest a Lao man right inside the airport lounge???? ?

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Glad we have such a compete TVF CSI team here!

Use your brain, Just common sense dude. 10 cops can become easily ambushed by his team of thugs if he is indeed a drug lord or did you expect a starsky and hutch duo to take to take him down? [emoji108]

why do you you think El cheapo was flown by private jet and not cattle class.. Take your time to think about it.. Thank goodness TV dummies are not making the arrest

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2 hours ago, Morakot said:

 

"was apprehended by a force of 100 drugs suppression officers"

 

Over the top or shooting fish in a barrel?

remember the work of 10 Thais  can be done by one man normally, it needs  5  just to check their phones and one to do the arrest.......... the other four are asleep

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2 hours ago, DLang said:

I hope they actually have some evidence against him.

they will when they have finished torturing him

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2 hours ago, whatawonderfulday said:

Took them 5 years ?  Well perhaps then dearest General should invoke S44 to uncover exactly why the RTP/RTA  allowed it to happen.  Of course it won't happen

Ever considered it took 5 years to get sufficient and biding evidence so that they have a case against him?

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3 hours ago, alation said:

Let's just hope that he and his associates get the correct penalty as I have no doubt that there would have been several deaths associated with the drugs he has gotten into the countryover that time. 

4x 500 baht fines and bail?

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3 hours ago, trogers said:

No known conviction...

 

A fine and suspended sentence is the common for Thailand.

 

Not for foreigners.

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3 hours ago, gdgbb said:

A non-suspended sentence, huge fine and asset seizure is more common for serious drug offences of this magnitude.

 

Well done Sherlock Holmes.

A pat on the back for u.

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He is toast, I say well done.

What is it on this forum that most just cannot just agree with the good work Thais do sometimes???

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