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Police track down accomplice who ordered cyanide for suspect


POLICE investigating the cyanide serial killings have tracked down an accomplice who ordered the lethal poison for the key suspect while an arrest warrant is due for another person with knowledge about investigation work who had helped her, Amarin TV said today (May 6).

Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, nicknamed Big Joke, said police searched the parental home of key suspect, Ms. Sararat Rangsiwutthaporn, or Am, in Kanchanaburi and found evidence showing that she had used another person to order and receive the cyanide for her since early 2022 after which 10 victims died.

He added that the suspect planned the murders well with there being another person well-versed in investigation work who assisted her. Police are still gathering evidence about this person and hope to ask the court to issue an arrest warrant soon.

The name of the accomplice who helped Sararat obtain cyanide through online order cannot be disclosed because the defence team could use it in court.

Pol. Gen. Surachate revealed that so far arrest warrants have been issued for 13 victims while next week another one will be issued for a victim in the Thonglor area. Aside from this the suspect’s possible link to two to three more killings is being investigated.

No further questioning is taking place right now, neither of a third person involved in the death of Ms. Siriporn Khanwong, or Koi, 33, during the Songkran festival nor the person knowledgeable about investigation procedure who assisted the suspect.

The target today is the company that imported the cyanide and any officials in charge of controlling the lethal poison who could have helped them.


The suspect Ms. Sararat Rangsiwutthaporn, or Am, being arrested last week, top, and Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Surachate Hakparn talking to the press, Front Page. Both photos: Amarin TV

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