Forensic tests show ‘ex-cop was lottery winner’

Breaking News January 19, 2018 16:28

By The Nation

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The Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) on Friday announced its findings in a much-publicised dispute which showed a retired policeman was the owner of lottery tickets worth about Bt30 million, not a teacher who claimed he was the legitimate owner.

Institute director Somn Promaros told a press briefing that his office based its decision on the partial fingerprints found on the disputed lottery tickets.

“We have partial fingerprints of Charoon Wimul on the tickets that police sent to us to examine. We could not test the DNA on them because there was too many DNA on the tickets,” the director said.

The conflict over ownership of the winning tickets grabbed media headlines and drew public attention throughout the country after Preecha Kraikruan came forward to claim that he had bought the winning tickets from a vendor but they were stolen. Meanwhile, Charoon had already cashed the money in November. 

 

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