MP and former officer amongst 18 suspects accused of dishonest in police exam

Officers from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) made a serious breakthrough within the police entrance exam cheating case by arresting 17 out of 18 suspects. A Member of Parliament (MP) from Palang Pracharath Party, a future MP candidate from Move Forward Party, and a former police senior sergeant major who’s now on the run, had been among the 18 suspects.
Yesterday, the Commander of the Royal Thai Police (RTP), Damrongsak Kittipraphat, revealed extra particulars of the Police Sergeant Examination dishonest held on November 27 last yr. Damrongsak said that 18 suspects have been concerned in the incident and 17 of them have been arrested and prosecuted.
Damronsak went on to elucidate that 725 police sergeant positions opened final 12 months. Each candidate must full and pass the entrance examination. There have been four sets of multiple-choice examinations with a total rating of one hundred fifty factors.
The corrupt apply of the candidates was uncovered after the examination. The exam’s answers were shared on the chat software LINE and Facebook groups.
After the investigation, 141 of 1,a hundred and sixty candidates who passed the exam had been found responsible. However, 163 people came ahead and admitted to dishonest. They confessed that a group of individuals offered them the exam guidelines for a charge ranging from 200,000 to 600,000 baht.
Under the table revealed that 18 suspects have been concerned in the cheating scandal, and so they had been apprehended in 9 provinces across the nation, including Bangkok, Maha Sarakham, Kalasin, Si Saket, Payao, Lampang, Prachup Kiri Khan, Phattalung, and Narathiwas.
Only one alleged suspect stays on the run, a former police officer, fifty seven year old Wachiranusorn Phonphan. According to the commander, Wachiranusorn was charged and prosecuted for the same offence in 2012 and committed the crime again final 12 months.
The different two authorities officers concerned in the alleged dishonest included the MP of Lampang province from Palang Pracharath Party, fifty two yr old Dachai Ekpataphee, and the longer term MP candidate from Move Forward Party, 49 year previous Adisak Sombatkham.
The felony gang had been charged with violating Section 188 of the Criminal Law by damaging, concealing, making away, shedding, or rendering ineffective document of another individual which cause harm to such a person or public. Uncharted might be punished with imprisonment for up to five years and a nice of up to a hundred,000 baht.
Damrongsak added that the investigation is still ongoing..

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