City of Songkhla

City of Songkhla in Southern Thailand. Photo: Tarik Abdel Monem.

Songkhla Cops Charged, Suspended for Extorting Malaysian Tourists

SONGKHLA — Two police officers in the border province of Songkhla are facing criminal charges for allegedly forcing a pair of Malaysian tourists to pay 20,000 baht for a bogus offense.

Lt.Cpt. Phuwanart Noampan, 37, and Sen.Sgt.Maj. Hanchet Madadam, 41, are also suspended from the police force until the court reaches its verdict, the commander of Songkhla police Krissakorn Plithanyawong told reporters on Friday.

Read more: By Teeranai Charuvastra

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