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Veteran thief hunters ply their trade

Cops come out of retirement to help combat crime at Chatuchak

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  • Writer: Wassayos Ngamkham
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Retired police detectives are back on the beat, deployed on a mission to weed out crooks preying on shoppers at the country's most famous weekend market. 

Pol Lt Col Surasak Boonsrihirat, president of S&S Corporation which is contracted to handle security at the Chatuchak Weekend Market, shows pictures of pickpockets who have been caught at the market. (Photo by WASSAYOS NGAMKHAM)

The Chatuchak Weekend Market, spanning 68 rai, resembles a small town on weekends with an estimated 150,000 shoppers, many of them foreign tourists.

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