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CSD closing in on Somchai suspects

Officers to reveal list of ex-fugitive's abettors

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The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) expects to wrap up its investigation into several suspects who allegedly harboured convicted criminal Somchai Khunploem within 15 days. 

Somchai, 75, better known as Kamnan Poh, was arrested in Bangkok on Wednesday after a two-month covert police operation. He had been on the run for nearly seven years.

Once dubbed the "Godfather of Chon Buri," Somchai was convicted in March last year in absentia by the Supreme Court for masterminding the murder of political rival Prayoon Sitthichoke at a wedding reception in March 2003. He was handed a sentence of 25 years in prison. He was also sentenced in absentia by the Supreme Court in May 2006 to five years and four months' imprisonment for corruption.

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