Pass­port forg­ers charged over body in freezer

The Myanmar Times - - World -

THREE for­eign men be­long­ing to a sus­pected pass­port forgery ring were charged af­ter po­lice found them with drugs, guns and a dis­mem­bered body stashed in the freezer of a Bangkok build­ing.

Po­lice said they are work­ing to con­firm the na­tion­al­i­ties of the English speak­ers, who were found with mul­ti­ple pass­ports, but sus­pect they are Amer­i­can or Bri­tish.

The US em­bassy said it was fol­low­ing the case but could not com­ment due to pri­vacy con­cerns.

One of the men grabbed a gun and opened fire dur­ing the raid on the al­leged crime den, in­jur­ing one of­fi­cer who has been hos­pi­talised.

Po­lice seized a cache of drugs and guns and dis­cov­ered the body parts of a man, de­scribed as a blond for-

eigner, in­side a pad­locked freezer.

A Burmese cou­ple de­tained with the group told po­lice they were hired to clean the build­ing three times a week and or­dered not to open or move the freezer where the dead body was found. –

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