1 Million Baht Reward Offered for Information Leading to the Arrest of an Escaped Prisoner in South Thailand

Nakhon Si Thammarat –

The Thai Department of Corrections has increased the amount of a reward from 100,000 baht to 1,000,000 baht for anyone who gives details that lead to the arrest of a prominent escaped prisoner in South Thailand.

Our previous story:

Police are hunting for a Thai prisoner who escaped while he was being treated at a hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat. The Department of Corrections is offering 100,000 baht to anyone who gives details that lead to the arrest of the escaped prisoner. The Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Prison Commander and three officers in the prison have been transferred to the Department of Corrections while an investigation continues into how the prisoner escaped from the hospital and if he had help.

Now for the update:

On Friday (October 27th) the Thai Department of Corrections issued a major announcement. They stated that an investigation on four officers including the commander of Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Prison on how the prisoner escaped from a hospital and if he had help will be concluded at the end of this month.

In addition, the reward for anyone who gives details that leads to the arrest of the escaped prisoner has been increased from 100,000 baht to 1,000,000 baht.

For more information about this case please see our prior article above.

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

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.