Police officer in Bangkok

Traffic police officer in Bangkok. Photo: Guillaume G.

Bangkok traffic officer arrested and suspended for alleged extortion

A traffic police officer in Bangkok has been arrested and suspended from service after he allegedly demanded Bt10,000 from a young motorcyclist in exchange for not pursuing traffic violation charges.

Pol Lance Corporal Chalermchai Yodkaew, 27, a traffic policeman with Vibhavadi Police Station was arrested at 3pm on Monday in a sting operation when he appeared to receive money from a 16-year-old motorcyclist.

Full story: The Nation

By The Nation

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