UPDATE: Chonburi Police Commander to be Transferred After Being Accused of Allegedly Extorting 140 Million Baht From Online Gambling Suspects

Chonburi –

The Chonburi Provincial Police Commander will be transferred to an inactive post while an investigation continues after he was accused of allegedly extorting 140 million baht from victims involved in illegal online gambling websites.

Our previous story:

Six unidentified victims have filed a reported to the Kukot Police in Pathum Thani. They told police that the Chonburi Provincial Police Commander Major General Kamphon Leelaprapaporn and about ten other officers, most high-ranking, allegedly extorted 140 million baht from them.

Now for the update:

The spokesman of the National Police Lieutenant General Archayanon Kraithong told the press on Saturday (June 17th) that the National Police Chief General Damrongsak Kittiprapas is preparing to issue a transfer order for the Chonburi Provincial Police Commander Major General Kamphon Leelaprapaporn and other relevant police who are allegedly related to the case.

They are going to work at the Royal Thai Police Headquarters in Bangkok in what is essentially an inactive post. They will not be working in their current positions anymore for transparency in the investigation, Lieutenant General Archayanon added.

A replacement for the Commander has not yet been officially announced although well-known Thai police officer and corruption fighter Surachate Hakparn more commonly known by his nickname of Big Joke is reportedly involved in the investigation.

The police involved in the investigation have not released any public statements as of press time.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.