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Extortion: Police station chiefs warned

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All police station chiefs nationwide will face “administrative punishment” if their subordinates are found to have extorted money from motorcycle taxi drivers, the assistant national police chief said on Sunday. 

Pol Lt Gen Ruangsak Charitek was speaking after two officers, one from Thung Mahamek station and one from Tha Rua station, were accused of extorting money from motorcycle taxi drivers in areas under their control. 

Pol Lt Gen Ruangsak said he had ordered superintendents of all police stations to come up with measures to prevent their staff from demanding protection money from motorcycle taxi queues. Officers found guilty of extortion would face both decisive disciplinary action and criminal penalties, he said, and their commanders would face administrative punishment for failing to properly supervise their men.  

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