Ex-PM guard walks up to police, arrested

Crime Suppression Division police (CSD) sat calmly in their office on Thursday to wait for a former security guard for ex-prime minister Suchinda Kraprayoon to show up, and then threw the handcuffs on him, to his surprise.

Raksak Huangsaikaew, 51, was taken into custody on Thursday when he appeared at the CSD office with items stolen from the house of the former prime minister in October last year.

CSD deputy commander Pol Col Prasopchok Prommoon said Mr Raksak was immediately charged with buying stolen items.

Raksak Huangsaikaew looks dejected after police lured him to their office on a pretext and arrested him. (Photo by Wassayos Ngamkham)

Mr Raksak bought Buddha amulets and ceramic ware from former soldiers who were guarding Gen Suchinda's house in Dusit district while he was overseas.

Police contacted Mr Raksak and, using a pretext, convinced him to return the items. Mr Raksak mistakenly believed he could walk away free afterwards, Pol Col Prasopchok said.

He was wrong. He had committed a crime and was arrested.

Mr Raksak had resigned his job as a security guard at Gen Suchinda's house, and was working as a painter before being arrested.

Sgt Wuthichai Sawaengwong and Pvt Supichai Muadpattana had earlier also been arrested, Pol Col Prasopchok said.

Gen Suchinda was prime minister from April 7, 1992, until May 24 the same year.

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Writer: Wassayos Ngamkham
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