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Volunteer police blur the lines

Tamruat ban have been linked to extortion, assaults

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Overworked city police have turned to police volunteers to help them keep the streets safe _ but not everyone is happy with the arrangement. 

Volunteer policemen, or tamruat ban, gather to help Huai Kwang officers at a checkpoint in front of Ratchadaniwet housing estate in Bangkok. PANUMAS SANGUANWONG

While some police volunteers are happy to do their bit just to keep the streets safe, others have added to the crime rate by taking the law into their own hands.

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