Boat in Pattaya with a bridge on the background

Thai police commander transferred over theft of impounded oil-laden vessels

The commander of the Marine Police Division, Pol Maj-Gen Pruetthipong Nutchanart, has been transferred to the Central Investigation Bureau’s (CIB) operations centre to ensure transparency in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance on June 11th of three impounded vessels, loaded with about 330,000 litres of diesel and moored at Sattahip pier.

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The temporary transfer was ordered by CIB Commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Jirabhop Bhuridej following the earlier transfer of four other officers attached to the Sattahip Marine Police, including their superintendent, two days after the three vessels, namely JP, Sea Hot and Dao Rung, carrying 80,000, 150,000 and 100,000 litres of smuggled diesel respectively, went missing.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World

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