A Pattaya police officer and four local volunteers for police have been arrested over extortion and abduction in Pattaya.
Captain Wuttikorn Plodprong a deputy investigator of the Pattaya City Police and four local volunteers for police have been arrested on Saturday in Pattaya They are now in custody at the local remand prison.
The arrest follows after relatives of a man accused as a drug dealer reported to the Chonburi Provincial Police that the Pattaya City Police asked for 300,000 baht from them to release the man who had allegedly been caught with 200 methamphetamine pills.
The Chonburi Provincial Police conducted a sting operation after an investigation in which they have arrested the suspects in front of the Pattaya City Police Station.
They are facing severe legal action with no leniency, said the Royal Thai Police spokesperson.