11 July 2024

Two retired naval officers were arrested in Bangkok this morning by Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police on murder charges, in connection with the death of a Taiwanese national.

Another Taiwanese man was also arrested for allegedly hiring the other two suspects, a former rear admiral and a captain, to murder his own son.

Led by Pol Maj-Gen Montri Thetkhan, commander of the CSD, officers surrounded a house in the Lat Krabang area, which belongs to the retired rear admiral, and told him to come out because they had a court-issued arrest warrant for him.

The retired naval officer surrendered peacefully and the police team searched his house.

In the Thawee Wattana district of Bangkok, another CSD team raided the house of the retired naval captain, reported to be a former Marine instructor.

Both former naval officers were taken to the CSD HQ for questioning.

A CSD source says that they had received a complaint from a Taiwanese man, claiming that he had received a death threat from some retired naval officers, prompting the CSD to launch an investigation. The complainant was later found dead and is believed to have been the victim of a contract murder, allegedly involving his own father.

The police did not give any details as to why the Taiwanese suspect allegedly ordered the killing of his own son.