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 could be guilty of stealing a significant variety of cartridges. The base, positioned in Chon Buri in Thailand, is at the heart of a major theft case, based on naval spokesman Admiral Pokkrong Monthatphalin.
This was a response to allegations on the broadly followed CSI-LA Facebook web page, administrated by a Thai resident within the United States. The social media account asserts that tens of thousands of M855 and M856 cartridges, and several thousands 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. This information was initially dropped at the eye of the Royal Thai Marine Corps (RTMC) on July 5. At present, the arsenal is topic to an intensive examination, with the investigation being carried out on the Phra Maha Jetsadaratchao naval camp’s web site.
While the precise total is yet to be confirmed, navy spokesman Adm Pokkrong Monthatphalin confirmed that a substantial quantity of ammunition was indeed missing.
In addition, a unique panel has been declared to discover disciplinary measures in opposition to the accused officer. Adm Choengchai is adamant about executing prompt action.
The RTMC has additional called for a review of the closed-circuit television footage at the arsenal and ordered interviews with on-premises security personnel. It transpired that the officer, whose identity remains undisclosed, had utilised copied keys to entry the warehouse, from the place he has, on a quantity of occasions, allegedly purloined ammunition.
This officer has not reported to duty since July 6 and, thus far, no contact has been established with him.
Plain confirmed that the warehouse guards are exempt from involvement within the theft. They defended their lack of intervention by suggesting that they presumed the officer was conducting routine work tasks when he removed ammunition supplies.
According to the CSI-LA Facebook web page, one supply estimates a minimal of 400,000 cartridges have been stolen. The 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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