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Red Bull heir police panel to quiz dentists about cocaine use

A POLICE scrutiny committee investigating the withdrawal of the charges against Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya in the hit-and-run case that led to a policeman’s death on September 3, 2012 will be questioning dentists about the usage of cocaine in dental treatment on August 3, INN News reported late this morning (July 31, 2020).

Pol. Gen. Satawat Hiranburana, special advisor to the Royal Thai Police and chairman of this committee, said representatives of the Dental Council will be invited to opine whether cocaine is still used in dental procedure. This is because the investing officers had said that a dentist confirmed cocaine found in Vorayuth’s blood came from dental treatment which had in turn reacted to alcohol.

In-depth scrutiny will take place in three areas, examining the investigation of the police officers in charge of the case; additional investigation based on the opinion of the prosecutor; and whether their decision is lawful or not.

Regarding the death of Mr. Charuchart Madthong, 42, in a motorcycle collision in Chiang Mai yesterday with him being the key witness who helped reverse the case against Vorayuth, Pol. Gen. Satawat said his death does not affect the committee’s deliberation because it has been assigned to check the previous work on this case not investigate further.

It is the duty of Chiang Mai police to investigate this road accident to ascertain whether the same person died in the collision and whether there is anything suspicious about the accident.


Top: The police scrutiny committee holding a meeting this morning. Photo: INN News





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