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The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) and the military detained a major general and four civilians in custody pending investigation into alleged extortion against vendors in Bangkok's night entertainment area, Patpong, on Silom Road. 

Maj Gen Jennarong, 55, (right) is questioned at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok on Wednesday. (Photo by Wassayos Ngamkham)

Lt Col Burin Thongpraphai, a staff judge advocate, brought Maj Gen Jennarong Dechawan, also known as Seh James, to the CSD on Wednesday for interrogation. Maj Gen Jennarong, an expert attached to the office of the permanent secretary for defence, together with four civilians were taken in for questioning following Patpong vendors' complaints over alleged extortion and a sting operation.

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