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10 hours ago, Mekong said:

Evidence about the suspect's unusual wealth has been compiled and will today be forwarded to the NACC's subcommittee on assets inspection for consideration, he said.

The NACC's sub committee have called an extraordinary meeting, wherein members of the sub committee, must be physically present, to be able to claim any asset or assets so desired.

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Interestingly under Thai Customs laws any commanding police officer who  seizes assets from drug traffickers or other convicted criminals is entitled to 40% of seized funds or assets. Apparently "Jo Ferrari" over the past few years seized cash and assets worth over 1 Billion baht.

Do the sums on that :yay:


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Shit, how many plastic bags did he have to go through in order to seize that much assets?

On a more serious note, giving offices a cut (and such a large one at that) seems to be pretty weird. Would encourage crime investigations based on the asset value of the possible subject instead of the likelihood or severity of the crime committed.


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It was/is a scam since day one, he was in cahoots with the importers. Import duty on luxury cars is 80% in Thailand. The importer told Ferrari Joe about import no duty, cars got confiscated and auctioned for less than 80% of value.

Thetefore ensuring the importer got his car for less and Ferrari Joe his commission, it was win win for the criminals. 
To ensure nobody else bid on the Vehicle, Ferrari Joe and his gang removed the Engine Control Module(ECU), a chip in a black box, from the vehicles. For rare vehicles these chips cost a fortune so nobody else would bother to bid on vehicles. 

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  • 9 months later...

Six policemen, including the former chief of Muang Nakhon Sawan police station, were sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday for torturing a drug suspect to death with plastic bags placed over his head.

The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct initially gave them the death penalty.

The sentences were commuted to life beause they confessed to some acts, attempted to resuscitate the suspect and gave financial assistance to the victim's family.

The sentence was handed down to former Pol Col Thitisan Utthanaphon, 39, who was chief of Nakhon Sawan police station at the time, and five of his subordinates. Thitisan was also known by the nickname "Jo Ferrari" because of his collection of luxury cars. 

The other five are: Pol Maj Raweerote Ditthong, formerly investigative inspector; Pol Capt Songyot Klainak, formerly deputy inspector for crime suppression; Pol Lt Thoranin Matwanna, also formerly deputy inspector for crime suppression; Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wisut Boonkhiao and Pol L/C Paweekorn Khammarew.

From Aug 4-6, 2021, they detained drug suspect Jeerapong Thanapat, 24, for questioning at Nakhon Sawan station.

The suspect's head was covered with plastic bags during questioning and he died as a consequence. A video clip of the questioning was leaked, even though surveillance cameras at the scene were removed afterwards. 

The defendants were arraigned on charges of malfeasance, coercion and lethal torture.

Thitisan had denied allegations he and his steam were trying to extort money from the suspect, saying they were trying to get information from him because they found pictures of drugs in the suspect's mobile phone.

The court's ruling was delivered via a video conference to the defendants at Klong Prem Central Prison, as a Covid-19 control measure. The victim's parents were in the courtroom.

The court found the defendants guilty as charged.


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