A POLICE raid on a factory in the Lat Krabang area of Bangkok found that around a hundred people purchased imported cyanide and among them are the main suspect in the serial killings as well as a well-known actress, Sanook.com and TV Channel 7 said today (May 4).
Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, nicknamed Big Joke, said Pol. Lt. Col. Witoon Rangsiwutthaphon, a deputy superintendent for investigation at Suan Phueng police station in Ratchaburi, who is the former husband of Ms. Sararat Rangsiwutthaporn, or Am, the suspect linked to 14 cyanide killings with one victim having survived, had confessed to the charges of accepting stolen goods, forging documents and using forged documents.
After interrogation was completed Pol. Lt. Col. Witoon was detained at Nakhon Pathom police station and will today be taken for judicial custody with investigators to object to granting bail.
Meanwhile Pol. Lt. Col. Witoon’s minor wife, only identified as Ms. Koi, with whom he has a relationship while continuing to live with Sararat after their divorce, will now be questioned.
Pol. Gen. Surachate said he is certain they will get a lot of information from Koi as she too was involved with Pol. Lt. Col. Witoon and would have knowledge of their financial affairs.
It is akin to three people going to the same place, all three would know the details, he added.
Police tracked down the factory that imported the cyanide through a code found on a bottle buried behind Sararat’s house.
During their raid they discovered that this company had legally imported 30 items.
Around a hundred people ordered cyanide online from this company with police having got all their names and among them are a famous actress and a nurse.
Those who purchased cyanide must have a purpose for doing so and if any suspicions arise the buyers will be summoned for questioning, he said.
According to TV Channel 7 the actress who ordered cyanide is famous in the film industry and is attached to a successful production camp with her films having racked in over 100 million baht.
A bottle of cyanide. Photo: Sanook.com