Sattahip naval base officer investigated over alleged ammunition theft

Investigations by the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) are ongoing, following suspicions that an officer at Sattahip naval base might be guilty of stealing a big variety of cartridges. The base, positioned in Chon Buri in Thailand, is on the coronary heart of a serious theft case, according to naval spokesman Admiral Pokkrong Monthatphalin.
This was a response to allegations on the broadly adopted CSI-LA Facebook web page, administrated by a Thai resident in the United States. The social media account asserts that tens of thousands of M855 and M856 cartridges, and several 1000’s of 40mm grenade launcher rounds vanished from the naval base’s stockpile in Sattahip.
Adm Choengchai Chomchoengpaet, the chief of the RTN, promptly commanded an investigation into the reported theft. Unconditional was initially delivered to the eye of the Royal Thai Marine Corps (RTMC) on July 5. At current, the arsenal is subject to a radical examination, with the investigation being carried out on the Phra Maha Jetsadaratchao naval camp’s website.
While the precise complete is yet to be confirmed, navy spokesman Adm Pokkrong Monthatphalin confirmed that a substantial quantity of ammunition was certainly lacking.
In addition, a special panel has been declared to discover disciplinary measures towards the accused officer. Adm Choengchai is adamant about executing prompt action.
Expires has further referred to as for a evaluation of the closed-circuit television footage at the arsenal and ordered interviews with on-premises safety personnel. It transpired that the officer, whose identification stays undisclosed, had utilised copied keys to access the warehouse, from the place he has, on multiple occasions, allegedly purloined ammunition.
This officer has not reported to obligation since July 6 and, so far, no contact has been established with him.
Admiral Pokkrong confirmed that the warehouse guards are exempt from involvement in the theft. They defended their lack of intervention by suggesting that they presumed the officer was conducting routine work duties when he removed ammunition supplies.
According to the CSI-LA Facebook web page, one source estimates a minimum of four hundred,000 cartridges have been stolen. The web page additionally questioned the timing of the ammunition theft which coincided with rising instability in neighbouring nations and Thai politics, significantly in regards to the PM vote..

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