Police Colonel Prathip Panyowat from the Khon Kaen Police and other officers successfully arrested Prapat 21 years old with evidence of 9 bags of paddy and a motorbike used to steal the paddy. Prapat was arrested at a local rice mill in Ban Ko, City of Khon Kaen Province. He was arrested red-handed when the police went undercover as farmers and secretly waited for Prapat. They then saw him bringing the stolen paddy to the rice mill with the intention to sell it.
Prapat admits that the paddy in all the bags was stolen from Pum, a local farmer in Wang Toh on the 20th of this month (June 2019). He needed to find the money for his 2-month-old baby. Prapat went to visit his friend in the morning, his friend lived near the victim’s house. When he arrived, his friend was not home and Prapat was thirsty.
Prapat decided to walk to the victim’s home to ask for some water, but no one was home. He saw 9 bags of paddy on the floor and decided to steal all of the paddies from his friend’s neighbor. He then hid the paddy in a garbage dump close to his home and found new bags to replace the original bags that the paddy was in, with the attempt to not look suspicious.
He waited for a few days and decided to bring the paddy to the rice mill. Prapat planned to sell the rice for 14 THB per Kilo, but sadly he was arrested before doing so. The police revealed that Prapat was going to use the money to buy Yaba drugs. The suspect kept pieces of equipment in his motorcycle and when he saw the right opportunity, he would break in and steal villagers belongings.
Prapat was taken to the police station and will be prosecuted accordingly to his crimes. The police will also be investigating whether he has a connection to the Yaba in the area.
FB Caption: Prapat stated that the money was for his 2-month-old baby, it was later discovered that he also had plans for Yaba pills.
Source: INN News