Thailand’s former police chief admits ‘borrowing’ US$9.5 million from brothel owner who is now wanted for human trafficking

Thailand’s former national police chief has acknowledged he borrowed US$9.5 million from a brothel owner who is wanted on human trafficking charges.
Former police commissioner Somyot Pumpanmuang told reporters the brothel owner, Kampol Wirathepsuporn, has been his friend for more than 20 years, but he was unaware of where the money came from. Somyot’s remarks on Monday were widely reported in the Thai media on Tuesday.
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