Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Residences of Yingluck, close aide searched

Residences of Yingluck, close aide searched

BANGKOK: Police searched the residences of fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her close aide in Bangkok yesterday (Sept 28) to look for clues about her escape from a five-year jail sentence relating to corruption in her rice-pledging scheme.

crimecorruptionmilitarypolicepoliticstransport
By Bangkok Post

Friday 29 September 2017, 08:43AM


Scientific crime detection police leave the residence of fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bung Kum district, Bangkok, after their search yesterday (Sept 28). Photo: Patipat Janthong

Scientific crime detection police leave the residence of fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bung Kum district, Bangkok, after their search yesterday (Sept 28). Photo: Patipat Janthong

Searched for a few hours first in the afternoon was Yingluck’s residence on Soi Yothin Pattana 3 in Bung Kum district.

Leading the searches, deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibhramanakul said the action responded to the testimonies of three police officers suspected of assisting in Yingluck’s escape.

Twenty-five police and military officers searched Yingluck’s house and collected her DNA samples to see if they match the evidence found in the Toyota Camry car she reportedly used to escape.

In the evening, authorities searched Room No.96 on the seventh floor of JW Boulevard condominium in Wang Thong Lang district. It was the residence of Yingluck’s close aide Nilubol Klinprathum. Samples were also collected for DNA tests to identify people involved in Yingluck’s escape.

Gen Srivara said police needed the DNA samples of the close aide because they found the DNA of more than two people in the car.

According to him, authorities collected 17 items from Yingluck’s house, mostly her personal belongings. Officials also planned to impound a Honda Accord car there for further examination.

A source said officials collected combs, clothes and hair of Yingluck and the results of DNA comparison should be known in a week.

Yingluck had been at large shortly before Aug 25 when the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions was originally scheduled to deliver the ruling on her rice-pledging case.

Her absence caused the court to postpone the announcement to Wednesday (Sept 27) when the five-year term was read for her failure to stop fake and corrupt government-to-government sales of rice from the programme.

Read original story here.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Body of second missing Filipino found off Phuket

Koh Keow (Green Island) is 1 of 2 small islands in the south of Phuket next to Promthep Cape. Isnt i...(Read More)


Phuket readies for HM King’s birthday

Fascinated, it is clearly mentioned that no ban on alcohol sales has been announced SO FAR. What n...(Read More)


Cross Hotels & Resorts inks deal for new Phuket venue

To be clear, they are taking over an existing hotel, not adding a new one to Patong's already th...(Read More)


Phuket Poll: Environmental damage, prices too high

And what would Mr.K like officials to do about those high prices? Force everyone to sell food at low...(Read More)


PM Prayut calls out Phuket van driver for overcharging Aussie tourists

What has this water shortage talk from Mr.K to do with this article? And as he knows that there wil...(Read More)


Phuket airport van B3k fare ‘just a misunderstanding’, say police

As Mr.K knows the prices so well,maybe he could tell us what the published prices are at those desk...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Hit the dog

No one would deny that this was an appalling thing to do, but if you want to talk about legal ramifi...(Read More)


Phuket readies for HM King’s birthday

Err Capn Jack READ the last sentence there is CLEARLY mention of it....(Read More)


Bridging Supply: Officials reveal B3.5bn proposal to resolve island’s water shortage woes

Ahhhh Dkk- still as arrogant as ever I read. I've been waiting years for YOUR constructive comme...(Read More)


Phuket Poll: Environmental damage, prices too high

Great Phuket Poll. Now waiting for response of Phuket Officialdom as the outcome is significant. Sic...(Read More)