Suspect escapes Songkhla police cell

Breaking News January 17, 2019 14:47

By The Nation

A suspect from Myanmar on Thursday broke free from a detention room at a police station in Songkhla where he was being detained pending a human trafficking investigation.



Police said Zaw Win, 27, somehow unlocked the padlock on the detention cell at the Bang Klam police station in Bang Klam district at about 7am.

A security camera showed Zaw Win with a damaged leg limping out of the police station.

Zaw Win was sent from Bangkok to be detained at the police station on Wednesday.

He was suspected of being involved with a human trafficking ring that smuggled Rohingya into Thailand before they would be smuggled further to Malaysia.

Zaw Win was arrested in Bangkok after 14 Rohingya were found hiding in a forest in Moo 6 village in Tambon Tha Chang in Bang Klam district on January 1. Police conduced an investigation and said Zaw Win was a suspected member of the gang and police later learned that he was hiding in Bangkok.

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