Thai cops indicted over extortion case with Taiwanese actress

Six Thai cops have been indicted by public prosecutors within the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases for allegedly extorting cash from a Taiwanese actress in exchange for dropping expenses in opposition to her, Thai PBS reported yesterday. The officers are from Bangkok’s Huai Khwang Police Station.
According to Kosonlavat Intujunyong, deputy spokesman for the Office of the Attorney-General, the six officers have been charged with demanding and taking bribes in violation of Section 149 of the Criminal Code. The offence carries a jail time period from five years to life, or the death penalty and a nice of one hundred,000-400,000 baht, in accordance with Thai PBS. Kosonlavat said the 27,000 baht bribe was confiscated.
Index , Charlene An, and her associates had been stopped in a taxi by the police in front of the Chinese Embassy in Huai Khwang on January 4 for a search. The police claimed they found an e-cigarette in An’s possession and threatened to cost her with unlawful possession unless she paid them the bribe. Her boyfriend later paid the money.
When she returned to Taiwan, An posted particulars of the incident on social media, causing a public outcry. The Royal Thai Police launched an investigation into the matter, ensuing in the switch of the six officers involved.
The first pre-trial hearing is scheduled for April 18.
After the incident happened, An revealed her horror trip to Thailand on her Instagram account saying the RTP, who she called “bastard police,” extorted 27,000 baht from her and her female friends on January 4.
Her story went viral on Thai social media after the travel blogger translated and shared the story on the Facebook page Hello Taiwan! I’m Coming! (หนีห่าวไต้หวัน ฉันมาแล้ว).
The Taiwanese actress was angry and posted on her Instagram account that the RTP have been liars. She said…

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