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Former outstanding cop arrested in Bangkok on drug charges

A former police officer once honoured for outstanding service was arrested at a Bangkok apartment with his girlfriend on Wednesday evening on court warrants and charged with drug trafficking.


Sirithat Iadkaew, 46, named an outstanding officer of the Metropolitan Police Bureau’s Patrol and Special Operations Division in 2007 but dismissed in 2011 on suspicion of illegal drug activities, was collared in a rented room at the Four Street Mansion on Soi Phaholyothin 24 in Chatuchak district.

Crime Suppression Division police also arrested his girlfriend, Kirina Leekul, 31, and seized 90 grams of crystal meth, 45 ecstasy pills and 8.35 grams of marijuana, as well as 17 rounds of ammunition of various calibres.

They were wanted on court warrants issued on November 12, 2013, and March 21, 2017.

The CSD said the two jumped bail following a previous arrest.


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