National Parks Chief Arrested for Taking Bribe

Royal Thai Police officer

Royal Thai Police officer. Photo: Tarik Abdel-Monem / flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

BANGKOK, Dec 27 (TNA) – Police arrested the director-general of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation for allegedly taking a bribe for promotion approval and nearly 5 million baht in cash was found in his office.

Pol Maj Gen Charoonkiat Pankaew, commander of the Anti-Corruption Division, led subordinates to arrest Ratchada Suriyakul Na Ayutthaya, the director-general, on charges of taking a bribe and violating Section 157 of the Criminal Code. Mr Ratchada denied the charges.

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