Top five police officers at the Rom Klao station in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district have been transferred following a special operation by the Department of Provincial Administration (DPA) on Thursday, during which they raided a gambling den located in a fresh market in Rom Klao, their jurisdiction.
The five officers consist of:
Pol Col Krispon Phetsotsilp is the chief of police for the Rom Klao.
Lieutenant Colonel Sakdimethi Pratthana is the interim assistant superintendent responsible for suppression.
Natpichak Rungsawang, Lieutenant Colonel, is the deputy superintendent in charge of investigations.
Pol Lt Col Vacharapol Kongphunphin is an inspector for suppression.
Theethawat Sawasdisan is an investigator and inspector.
In accordance with an order signed by Pol Maj Gen Saravut Jindakham, the commander of Metropolitan Police Division 3, these officers will be temporarily assigned to the operations centre of the Metropolitan Police Division 3 headquarters pending the outcome of an investigation.
Thursday at 5 p.m., a special operation team of the DPA, comprised of approximately 40 officials and territorial defense volunteers, raided a gambling establishment hosting hi-lo games at Kriangkrai market on Kheha Rom Klao road. The abrupt transfer of the officers followed the raid.
The raid, led by Narong Thipsiri, acting director of the DPA’s law enforcement centre, was conducted after the Damrongtham Centre of the Interior Ministry received complaints from local residents that a gambling den had been operating on the ground floor of a two-story commercial building for approximately two months.
During the investigation, 50 gamblers and 17 gambling bankers were arrested. These individuals were turned over to the Rom Klao police for prosecution.
Five officers were transferred because they failed to prevent the establishment of an unlawful gambling establishment within their jurisdiction.