Thailand’s National Police Commissioner Damrongsak Kittiprapas has ordered an investigation into claims by Chinese tourists that three Thai police officers provided police escorts to their hotels after paying a fee.
The tourist claimed to have cleared immigration on arrival and rushed through traffic to a hotel in a resort town. The trip took him just over an hour, even though it could take up to three hours in traffic.
Apparently police sirens were used during the trip, which she claimed only cost 7,000 baht (S$280).
A TikTok clip of her “special” police escort tourist to Pattaya went viral.
Spokesman Police Major General Achayon Crichton said on Saturday that National Police Commissioner Damronsak Kittiprapas had ordered an investigation into the allegations.
According to Atchayon, the police officers in the clip include a tourist police officer and two traffic police officers.
Both tourists and traffic police are investigating the incident, he said, adding that the two traffic police officers have been transferred to the traffic police operations center.
Achayon also warned other police officers against such behavior and threatened to punish them. Nation/Asia News Network
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/thai-police-chief-orders-probe-after-officers-provide-escort-to-hotel-for-a-fee Thai police chief ordered investigation after officers paid to provide escort to hotel