A police officer in Kalasin’s Kuchinarai district has been temporarily dismissed pending a disciplinary investigation after he was caught with about 60,000 methamphitamine pills.
Pol Lt-Col Dulyathanu Muenprom, an investigative inspector of Kuchinnarai district, was arrested by police as he allegedly received the illicit drug from three men on a road to Huay Mook reservoir, Tambon Nam Thiang, Kamcha-I district of Mukdahan on Friday (March 16).
Kalasin provincial police commander Charunpong said that he ordered a panel to be set up in order to mete out disciplinary action against Pol Lt-Col Dulyathanu.
But while the disciplinary probe is yet to start, he found it necessary to dismiss the officer temporarily because his alleged offence was regarded as a gross disciplinary violation.
Kamcha-I police were also ordered to expand their investigation as more people were believed to be involved in the drug trade besides the four suspects already apprehended, including Pol Lt-Col Dulyathanu.