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The Nationwide Anti-Corruption Fee (NACC) has taken cost of a high-profile investigation into the alleged affiliation of deputy nationwide police chief Police Normal Surachate Hakparn and 4 others with a large-scale online gambling network. The choice, backed by a majority vote throughout a fee assembly on Monday, was made public on Tuesday.

The NACC may also probe a linked case involving Pol Col Phakphum Phitsamai, a deputy chief investigator at Provincial Police Area 4, and 7 others. They’re accused of collaborating in the identical online gaming network. The fee had earlier rejected a plea by the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau to look at the second case on grounds that Pol Col Phakphum was not deemed a high-ranking state official whose conduct falls below NACC’s jurisdiction.

Nonetheless, a shift within the scenario occurred on December 27 when police investigators indicated in a letter to the NACC that Pol. Gen. Surachate, and 4 others had been implicated in accepting bribes from the online gambling network. This led to allegations of cash laundering in opposition to them, in response to the NACC.

The NACC was requested once more on February 2 by the police investigation group if the fee would consent to deal with the Pol. Gen. Surachate case. This prompted the fee to name a gathering to deliberate on the matter.

Police Main Normal Charoonkiat Pankaew, deputy commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, emphasised the NACC’s autonomy in selecting whether or not or to not examine these circumstances. He said that regardless of the NACC taking on each circumstances, police investigators are nonetheless free to delve into associated felony parts, together with the cash path of the online gambling network. This might probably result in the identification and charging of extra suspects, probably together with high-ranking police officers. reported Bangkok Submit.

In associated information, regardless of potential warnings from the NACC, the federal government proceeded with the ten,000-baht digital pockets scheme. The coverage committee commenced work, addressing considerations about corruption and strategic planning.

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