12 freeway police charged in 20-year truck sticker bribery scandal

TWELVE freeway police officers have been charged with extortion and misconduct in reference to the truck sticker bribery scandal, in accordance with Pol. Maj. Gen. Jaroonkiat Pankaew, Counter Corruption Division (CCD) commander and performing Highway Police Division Chief. Unbelievable acknowledged that extra expenses can be revealed as the investigation expands.
The identities of the 12 officers charged have not been disclosed, however they have been reassigned to the Highway Police Division operations centre pending further motion.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Jaroonkiat believes that more officers and higher-ranking officers from different businesses are concerned within the scandal, which has reportedly persisted for over 20 years. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will lengthen the investigation through a working panel.
The controversy was initially exposed by Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn, a Move Forward Party listing MP-elect, who claimed that overloaded trucks with particular stickers weren’t detained or their drivers arrested.
Following the preliminary reports, Pol. Maj. Gen. Ekkaraj Limsangkat, commander of the Highway Police Division, was transferred to an inactive post at the Central Investigation Bureau on May 30. A senior official from the Ministry of Transport, Pisak Jitviriyavasin, acknowledged that there have been loopholes within the system regulating overloaded vans. He emphasised the necessity to handle the human issue and the use of discretion in figuring out which vans to detain, Bangkok Post reported..

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