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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2017, 11:00:09 PM »
this thread started in 2012 wonder if it can last another 10 yrs. ;)
The thread might, dunno about some of us oldans though - i sincerely hope so  :wai
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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2017, 07:17:31 PM »
He's behind you ;)

Now who's on the hunting list first "BOSS" the "ABOTT" and what happened to the elusive "MONK" are they all above the law or was it the butler


He entered Thailand on April 23 and departed on April 25 for Singapore, Immigration Police revealed on Tuesday

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2017, 10:13:26 PM »
The "Boss" has now left singapore reports the Bangkokpost.com. But his private jet is still there


Police: Red Bull scion left Singapore

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Re: Prosecutors wait for 'Boss' extradition request
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2017, 06:03:24 PM »
As of now, the police have yet to send us the request. I don’t know what’s causing the delay - we do  :evilgrin

Prosecutors wait for 'Boss' extradition request

Police have yet to send a request to the Attorney General’s Office for the extradition of Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, a Red Bull scion accused of killing a policeman in a hit-and-run case five years ago, according to an official in charge of extradition.

Amnat Chotichai, chief of foreign affairs of the Attorney General's Office, said on Saturday prosecutors had made clear they were waiting for the request at the latest joint meeting of prosecutors and police.

“As of now, the police have yet to send us the request. I don’t know what’s causing the delay,” he said at a briefing on the extradition of the ex-monk Nen Kham from the US.

On cooperation with Interpol to find Mr Vorayuth, Mr Amnat said they police might have already done everything within their power. They might be in the process of determining where Mr Vorayuth is so they could send an extradition request, he said.

“We’ve been waiting for the request and will act as soon as it comes,” he said.

Before dawn on Sept 3, 2012, a black Ferrari allegedly driven by Mr Vorayuth slammed into a policeman on a motorcycle, dragging his mangled body along Sukhumvit Road, before speeding away.

Mr Vorayuth had delayed hearing the charges seven times, citing various reasons. It was not until April 27 this year that the prosecutors finally charged him with reckless driving causing death and failing to help a crash victim.

The speeding charge had been dropped as its one-year statute of limitations had expired.

His passport was cancelled and an arrest warrant was issued for him after he flew out of Thailand on his private plane two days before he was due to face the charges.

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Re: Vorayuth extradition on hold for police documents
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2017, 08:55:27 PM »
Wonder what william hills is giving for who romps home first - the elusive monk or the boss - they both have private jets



“If all documents are complete and fine, the extradition request will be forwarded to the national police chief to be endorsed. The case will then move forward,” he said.

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Re: 'Boss' extradition lost in translation
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2017, 07:42:31 PM »
Arhh! that's why it's taking so long, i understand now - The first post on this article was
September 03, 2012
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Police have not sent their request for the extradition of Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya because their staff have not finished translating it, the Bangkok police commissioner said on Tuesday.

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2017, 11:49:19 PM »
lost in translation oh! i read that wrong as lost in the thai post
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.

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Re: 'Boss' extradition request is finally translated
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2017, 03:51:11 PM »
The police request for the extradition of Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya has been translated and should reach public prosecutors sooooooooooooooooooon ::)

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Re: Interpol posts fugitive Red Bull scion 'wanted' notice
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2017, 03:23:49 PM »
Interpol posts fugitive Red Bull scion 'wanted' notice

Interpol has posted its red notice for Vorayuth Yoovidhya online publicly, informing the world the scion to the Red Bull energy drink fortune is wanted in Thailand for reckless driving causing the death of a policeman five years ago.  full article Bangkokpost

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Re: Vorayuth pursuit harmed by Interpol (RED BULL)
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2018, 02:52:59 PM »
Vorayuth pursuit harmed by Interpol

 REMOVAL OF RED NOTICE FROM WEBSITE WILL HAMPER BID TO BRING RED BULL HEIR TO JUSTICE

THE Interpol websites removal of its red notice against Thai fugitive Vorayuth Yoovidhya, who was involved in a 2012 hit-and-run road incident in which a Bangkok policeman died, will negatively affect an international effort to bring him to justice, according to a senior Thai prosecutor.

While the Interpol matter is directly handled by the Royal Thai Police, Amnaj Chotichai, director-general of the Attorney-General Office’s International Affairs Department, said the red-notice removal should theoretically have no legal effect on the controversial case.

However, he believes the removal will make it more difficult to arrest Vorayuth due to the lack of international public information now available on Interpols website.

“When the arrest notice is on the Interpol website, it informs law enforcement and the public [in all member countries] of the arrest notice. This makes it easier for law enforcement to get the suspect. However, we have to ask Interpol why it has removed the notice, he said.

The case concerns Vorayuth, a grandson of Chaleo Yoovidhaya, founder of the internationally-renowned Red Bull energy drink, and heir to the familys multi-billion-baht business empire.

He was driving his Ferrari when it hit traffic policeman Wichian Klanprasert in 2012 and he fled Thailand after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Vorayuth was last seen with female friends in London last year.

According to Amnaj, the Interpol red notice for Vorayut remains intact because it will end only when the suspect is dead or when the statute of limitations has expired in the matter.

In other circumstances, he said, a court could only order that the case be suspended or closed on a recommendation from public prosecutors, after which police could notify Interpol to remove the red notice.

Earlier, Pol Colonel Krissana Patcharern, deputy chief spokesman for the Royal Thai Police, said various enquiries had already been made about the disappearance of the red notice for Vorayuth from the Interpol website, where it was first posted by Thai authorities back in September 2017.

Krissana said he was not sure what had happened but insisted that the arrest notice remained intact, even if it no longer appeared on the website. In addition, he said, there are other channels for law enforcement authorities still working on the case.

At this stage, Thai authorities are continuing to liaise with their counterparts in Interpol, but Krissana also noted that it was for Interpol alone to decide whether to put or remove red notices on its website.

Krissana argued that the absence of the red notice on the Interpol website would not impact the ongoing effort to bring Vorayuth to justice.

However, he said, Thai police had still not received any information from Interpol on the whereabouts of Vorayuth, not even from those who had extradition treaties with Thailand.

Sources said the Interpol website generally removed red notices only when suspects had passed away or when it received requests from member countries to do so.

Due to Vorayuths billionaire family background, the case has been closely watched by the general public, especially those on social media who have expressed concern that justice may not be delivered following the death of the traffic policeman.

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Re: Metropolitan police chief vows to resign - Red Bull
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2020, 12:45:33 PM »
The third and most serious charge, reckless driving causing death, remains on the books until 2027

NACC lays 'light' blame on police for Red Bull scion's escape
The National Anti-Corruption Commission has found police guilty of mild dereliction of duty in their lenient handling of the fatal hit-and-run case against fugitive Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya.

Mr Vorayuth, who has been seen at public sporting events and elsewhere overseas, is accused of being behind the wheel when his Ferrari hit and killed a motorcycle policeman in the early morning of Sept 3, 2012 on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok.

An NACC investigation found intention to exempt Mr Vorayuth, now aged 35, from prosecution on charges of drug abuse and speeding. Forensic police concluded he was driving at 177 kilometres per hour.

The commission found negligence on the part of  Pol Lt Col Wiradol Thabthimdee, chief interrogator at Thong Lor police station, and held him accountable for mild malfeasance - a light disciplinary offence.

For the failure to seek a warrant for the arrest of Mr Vorayuth, the NACC ruled it was a light disciplinary violation on the part of Pol Lt Col Wiradol, Pol Col Chumphol Phumphuang, former chief of the Thong Lor police station, and the station's interrogators, Pol Col Samrit Ketyam and Pol Lt Col Wibul Thinwatanakul.

NACC also found light disciplinary violations by Pol Maj Gen Krit Piakaew, former commander of the Metropolitan Police Division 5, and former deputy commanders of the division Pol Col Sukhun Phrommai and Pol Col Tramet Uthai, for failing to guarantee a thorough investigation and interrogation in the case.

NACC will send its findings to the officers' supervisors, who will decided on disciplinary action.

Mr Vorayuth, then 27, is accused driving his black Ferrari when it hit the rear of a policeman's motorcycle  at high speed, and dragging his body along Sukhumvit Road before speeding away. The victim was Pol Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert, 47, who was based at Thong Lor police station.

Mr Vorayuth delayed hearing the charges seven times. It was not until April 27, 2017, that prosecutors finally charged him with reckless driving causing death and failing to help a crash victim.

He fled on a private plane two days before he was due to face the charges.

The speeding charge was later dropped when the one-year statute of limitation expired. A second charge - failing to stop and help a crash victim - expired on Sept 3, 2017.

The third and most serious charge, reckless driving causing death, remains on the books until 2027.

Mr Vorayuth whose nickname is Boss is the son of Chalerm Yoovidhya whose family co-owns the energy drink megabrand Red Bull and ranks second on Thailand's richest list with net worth estimated at US$20 billion (about 617 billion baht).

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Re: Thailand drops charges against Red Bull heir
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2020, 11:20:05 AM »
Thailand drops charges against Red Bull heir in deadly hit-and-run accident
Criminal charges in Thailand
have been dropped against the heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who was accused in a 2012 hit-and-run
that killed a police officer, police said on Friday.

Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya had faced charges including speeding, hit-and-run and reckless driving causing death.

An arrest warrant has also been withdrawn, said Thanawut Sanguansuk, deputy head of Thonglor police station.

Thanawuth said that the prosecutors who handled the prosecution of the case had informed the police last month that they have decided to drop all charges.

“They are citing the fact the family members are compensated already,” he said.

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Re: Key witness in 'Boss' case dies
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2020, 11:10:58 PM »
Key witness in 'Boss' case dies
One of the two witnesses whose testimony reportedly convinced prosecutors to drop all charges against Red Bull scion Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya died following a motorcycle crash in Chiang Mai province in the early hours of Thursday.

Jaruchart Maadthong, 40, was involved in a motorcycle crash at 1am. He died shortly after at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.

His body was sent for an autopsy and would be brought to Chiang Rai for funeral rites, according to Thai media reports. His family and relatives said they knew nothing about his involvement in the high-profile case.

The Chiang Rai native was one of two new key witnesses added to the case two years ago. The other was a retired officer, Air Marshal Jakkrit Thanomkulabutr. Both testified that the Ferrari was travelling at 50-60 km/hour when the crash occurred.   

The two witnesses also testified that they saw a policeman on a motorcycle abruptly cut in front of Mr Vorayuth’s Ferrari, causing him to hit the bike. As a result, the dead policeman was named another suspect in the case alongside Mr Vorayuth.

Both were due to meet the House panel on justice and laws on Aug 5. Sira Janejaka, chairman of the panel, urged the police chief to give protection to the air marshal as he was the only remaining key to a trial.

Deputy attorney-general Nate Naksook, on behalf of the attorney-general, signed the order not to charge Mr Vorayuth in late June but Thai media did not know about it until CNN broke the news last week.

After police wrapped up the case and sent it to prosecutors in 2018, Mr Vorayuth’s lawyer appealed to a justice committee of the National Legislative Assembly, the lawmaking body appointed by the junta after the 2014 military coup. The lawyer sought justice in the case and told the panel he had more witnesses and evidence.

Police later claimed they conducted an additional investigation as ordered by prosecutors.

They insisted they probed only the points ordered by the prosecutors. “We had no authority to expand the investigation or give more opinions at this stage,” a senior police officer told Thai media.

He insisted the two witnesses had not been in the case prepared by the Thong Lor police station.

Mr Vorayuth was accused of driving his black Ferrari when it hit the rear of a policeman’s motorcycle at high speed, dragging his body along Sukhumvit Road before speeding away in the early morning of Sept 3, 2012. The victim was Pol Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert, 47, who was based at the Thong Lor station.

A source familiar with the case said Mr Vorayuth’s lawyer had met a lawyer representing relatives of the dead policeman and they agreed on compensation payments in an out-of-court settlement. The relatives reportedly decided not to file civil and criminal suits against Mr Vorayuth.

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Re: Dentists sniff at cops’ cocaine story in ‘Boss’ case
« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2020, 09:59:32 AM »
This has been going on a long time - first post in this thread - headed Metropolitan police chief vows to resign dated September 03, 2012. did he, had some stories since with twists n turns along the way, after all this time they come up with two witneses and one gets killed in an accident, todays episode ...

Dentists sniff at cops’ cocaine story in ‘Boss’ case
No cocaine has been used in Thai dentistry for 100 years, a public health chief said today, scotching the reason police gave for not charging Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya with a drug offence in his 2012 hit-and-run case.

Dr Piyada Prasertsom, director of the Bureau of Dental Public Health, was responding to reports that police knew cocaine had been found in Vorayuth’s blood following the incident but had accepted the excuse that it was administered during a dental procedure.

He said Thai dentists had not used cocaine for the past century following the development of more effective anaesthetics.

Vorayuth, heir to one of Thailand’s richest families, was accused of being behind the wheel of a speeding Ferrari that ran into and killed motorcycle policeman Pol Sgt-general Wichian Klanprasert, 47, before driving away. The final charge was dropped last month, triggering public outrage over perceived legal impunity enjoyed by the rich and well-connected.   

Shortly after the September 3 crash, Vorayuth underwent tests at Ramathibodi Hospital and the Forensic Police Hospital. The tests reportedly came back positive for substances caused by the decomposition of cocaine and substances arising from the use of cocaine together with alcohol.

A dentist later claimed to have administered the drug to Vorayuth during treatment five days before the hit-and-run incident.

Meanwhile, Pol Lt-General Sattawat Hiranburana, who is leading a police probe into the case, reported that investigators claimed doctors at both hospitals said Vorayuth’s test results may have been contaminated by antibiotics, causing false positives. They thus decided not to charge Vorayuth with a drugs offence.

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Re: Thai Police probe video Red Bull
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2020, 12:41:05 PM »
Thai Police probe video Red Bull

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Re: Red Bull case can still be revived
« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2020, 10:33:02 AM »
Thammasat law professor insists Red Bull scion’s case can still be revived
Thammasat University Vice-Rector, Parinya Tewanarumitkul, said Saturday that there is new evidence which could be used to justify the reopening of the hit-and-run case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya, despite the claim by the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) that the case is closed.

Speaking at a panel discussion on the controversial case, held today at Thammasat University, the law professor said that evidence of alleged illicit drug use by Vorayuth, and the speed at which his car was travelling at the time of the fatal accident road accident eight years ago, could still be used to revive the case.

He appealed to automotive experts to come forward to prove beyond doubt the speed of the sports car, being driven by Vorayuth, at the time of the tragedy.

He also called for a clear statement, supported by forensic evidence, confirming whether Vorayuth was under the influence of an illicit substance, noting that the statute of limitations on a drug related offences has not yet expired.

Police claim that a dentist had administered a drug, containing cocaine, during a dental procedure shortly before the accident. Many dentists, as well as the Dentistry Council of Thailand, have denied that anything containing cocaine is used in normal dental practice.

Forensic experts, at Ramathibodi Hospital and the Central Forensic Institute, confirmed the finding of cocaine traces in Vorayuth’s blood in samples, which were routinely taken shortly after the accident.

Public prosecutors have dropped all charges against the Red Bull heir, and the police did not challenge that decision. The case is, therefore, considered closed because the prosecutors’ decision is normally regarded as final.

Meanwhile, former attorney-general Mr. Atthapol Yaisawang told the same panel that the OAG will hold a news conference on Monday to clarify all the issues, in an effort to clear up any suspicion or misunderstanding.

Asked about the suggestion that the case should be reopened, he said that there is a possibility that it could be, but he declined to elaborate in his capacity as the Chairman of the Prosecutors Commission.

While claiming that the Thai judicial system is one of the best in the world, he admitted the system can be perverted if those who enforce the law abuse it and use their discretion inappropriately.

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Re: Red bull - prime minister has vowed to pursue justice
« Reply #46 on: August 02, 2020, 07:44:14 PM »
PM orders autopsy after witness in Vorayuth hit-and-run case killed in 'accident
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, has ordered an autopsy after Jaruchat Madthong, a key witness in the high-profile hit-and-run case allegedly involving Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, was killed in a motorcycle accident, Deputy Government Spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said on Sunday.

The prime minister has vowed to pursue justice in the case and punish any officer who has committed an offence, Traisuree said.

Saman and Ta Wang-Moon, the adoptive parents of Jaruchat, were contacted by government officials. The couple agreed to release the body for the post-mortem, but requested the completion of religious ceremonies being held on Sunday.

Jaruchat was killed in a motorcycle accident in the early hours of Thursday. Somchai Tavino, 50, who was involved in the fatal crash with Jaruchat, told Chiang Mai police that he did not know the deceased before.

However, police study of CCTV footage showed on Saturday (Aug 1) that the two had met before the bike accident occurred. Police then summoned Somchai to question him again. On being confronted by the evidence, Somchai revealed that they had met at a liquor shop and persuaded each other to continue drinking at another shop, before they rode away on their motorcycles. Somchai claimed that he had misinformed the police initially as he was drunk.

Chiang Rai native Jaruchat was one of two key witnesses in the case against Vorayuth. Jaruchat had testified that the Ferrari was travelling at around 50-60kph when his car crashed into a bike ridden by a policeman, causing his death.

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Re: panel pushes for ‘Boss’ case to be reopened
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2020, 02:59:22 PM »
Investigation panel pushes for ‘Boss’ case to be reopened
The investigation committee looking into the Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya case will call on the attorney general to slap the suspect with charges of using cocaine and speeding.

This decision was announced at the Office of the Attorney General on Tuesday (August 4) in the daily update on the investigation into the prosecutor’s decision to drop charges against the Red Bull scion, who allegedly ran over and killed a police officer in 2012.

Meanwhile, Prayut Petchkhun, deputy spokesman for the attorney-general, said the decision to drop charges made by Nate Naksuk, director general of the Department of Appellate Litigation, was within the line of law.

However, he said, the substance found in the suspect’s blood was reportedly cocaine and the attorney-general has decided to reopen the case as its statute of limitations is not yet up.

As for speeding, an expert has been invited to provide an academic opinion at the Office of Forensic Science, which will be considered new evidence to reopen the case.

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Phone of key ‘Boss’ case witness destroyed, say police
Police say the phone of a key witness in the hit-and-run case involving Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya was stolen and destroyed after the witness died in a Chiang Mai traffic incident last week.

Jaruchat Madthong died on Wednesday night last week after crashing his motorcycle, but his phone went missing – triggering public doubt that it had been stolen to destroy vital evidence.

Investigators questioned Jaruchat’s employer, former Chiang Mai senator Chuchai Lertpongadisorn, yesterday. They discovered that Chuchai’s aide, “Lan”, had stolen the phone and destroyed it, said Pol Maj-General Prachuap Wongsuk, chief of Chiang Mai’s Investigation Division.

However, Lan had taken the sim card out of the phone and left it outside the house of Jaruchat, they added.

Lan claimed he was close to Jaruchat and had stolen the phone because he did not want to be linked with the hit-and-run case as he was running in a local election, police said. He claimed to have stolen the phone from the hospital that Jaruchat was taken to after the accident.

Jaruchat’s mother was called to listen to his testimony, after which police charged Lan with theft. Initial investigation of Lan and his family’s financial history found nothing suspicious, said police. The sim card will be examined for any information that links Lan with the case, they added.

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