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Drug dealer on the run after shooting undercover cop


Heavily armed police hunt for drug suspect who fled after allegedly shooting a police undercover agent in Khong district, Nakhon Ratchasima. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)

Police were hunting a drug dealer who shot an undercover agent on Wednesday and fled after realising he was caught in a sting operation in Khong district.

The policeman was seriously wounded and rushed to hospital.

Phad, 38, allegedly shot Pol Sub Lt Song, of Muang police station, who was posing as a buyer of crystal methamphetamine, after cottoning on it was a trap.

Two other police officers were waiting in a car nearby. 

Pol Sub Lt Song was hit in the chest and right arm and was admitted to intensive care at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital.

The suspect fled into a nearby 100-rai cassava plantation on Ban Leum Road in tambon Nong Bua. .

Extra police from Muang and Khong district quickly surrounded the plantation, but the suspect eluded them.

On Thursday morning the hunt was widened, with checkpoints set up on roads after local residents told police they saw an armed man walking through their village.

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Re: Korat - Drug dealer on the run killed by police
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 10:52:05 AM »
Drug dealer on the run after shooting undercover cop
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Fleeing drug dealer killed by police
 A drug dealer - who shot and seriously injured an undercover police officer and fled - was killed in an exchange of fire with police in Khong district on Saturday, police said.

On July 29, Phadungsil Lohakart, 38, allegedly shot Pol Sub Lt Song Tuaykrathok, of Muang police station, who was posing as a buyer of crystal methamphetamine, after realising it was a trap, and fled.

The police officer was seriously injured and admitted to Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital where he was treated in an intensive care unit.

A combined team of police subsequently launched a manhunt for Phadungsil. A 30,000 baht reward was offerred for anyone who came up with a clue leading to the arrest of the suspect.

On Saturday, at about 1pm, about 50 policemen laid siege to a two-storey house at Moo 1 village in tambon Non Teng believed to be the suspect's hideout and told him to surrender.

Phadungsil, who was on the upper floor of the house, opened fire at the police. An exchange of fire ensued for about 20 minutes.

After the gunfight went silent, the police cleared the house and found Phadungsip lying dead inside. He was hit five times in the chest, an arm and a wrist.

The police recovered 30 rounds of 9mm ammunition and 1,000 baht in a strap bag near the body.

The body was sent to Khong Hospital for an autopsy.

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