NACC to probe purchase of pricey forensic devices
The National Anti-Corruption Commission has launched a graft probe into the procurement of GT200 and Alpha 6 detection devices.The probe, led by NACC member Vichai Vivitasevi, is expected to focus on three key charges for fraud, bidding collusion and inflated price involving 13 government agencies.
Of the 13, the Central Institute for Forensic Science of the Justice Ministry is the prime target for investigation.
The institute is accused of paying unusually high prices for the devices.
The NACC probe will be based on the report by the Department of Special Investigation submitted last July.
In a related development, the United Kingdom's Crown Prosecution Service will dispatch a team later this month to meet with the NACC and DSI to collect evidence on the UK-based supplier ComsTrac.