11 July 2024

A police officer was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) for allegedly possessing a car which is thought to have been stolen in Malaysia.

Anti-car theft police went to a condominium in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district yesterday, where they found a pickup truck, which is believed to have been smuggled into Thailand from Malaysia.

The police found two red temporary registration plates in the car, including one fake, and a jamming device which disrupted the GPS signal. A police officer, attached to an anti-riot police unit, was taken into custody for theft, but he has denied the charge.

The recovery of the stolen vehicle follows a report by “The EXIT” team of Thai PBS journalists, who were asked by the car’s legitimate owner in Malaysia to help trace his vehicle, which was rented to a Malaysian in Kuala Lumpur and is believed to have been smuggled into Thailand on March 27th.