In the game of cops and robbers, we think we know who the good guys are, but do we really? Criminals in uniform seems such a contradiction, but they are very much part of our society. In recent months, we have watched with much distress cops suspected of criminal activity being paraded in front of the media _ often caught for drugs or mafia activity. As suspects they are innocent until proven guilty, however, like the rest of us, they are not above the law, and if found to be guilty have to be brought to justice.
On the topic of suspected cops gone astray, one thinks of two cases in particular that have received their fair share of publicity. The first is the case of former Police Hospital physician Pol Col Supat Laohawattana, who was recently charged with the premeditated murder of a Myanmar labourer who worked on his pineapple orchard. The arrest warrant charged him with not just murder, but also with removing the deceased's body and concealing the cause of death.
The second case in point is the recent surrender of traffic policeman Pol Snr Sgt Maj Manas Seupho, a drug dealer cop, who had amassed millions of baht from smuggling drugs. He admitted that he did this for two years, earning 2 million baht for each delivery.
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