Nine inmates who staged a jailbreak in Nakhon Pathom are back behind bars.
The commissioner of Provincial Police Region 7 and warden of Nakhon Pathom Central Prison said Thursday the case was closed, but an investigation is underway into how the prisoners got their hands on a metal saw.
The announcement followed the jailbreak at the Thung Noi temporary prison in the 11th Military Circle in Nakhon Pathom Province. The inmates used a hand saw blade to cut a steel bar of their cell to flee the room before climbing over the prison’s fence that was more than two meters high to the outside.
Police later arrested all the nine prisoners. They included Pacharawut Multhongsong, 38, who ordered the saw blade and led the jailbreak. He was arrested with 100 speed pills, a Honda car, a wig and two mobile phones.
Regarding the saw blade, Pol. Lt. Col. Worachai Arakrat, warden at the Nakhon Pathom Central Prison, said that an inmate’s relative met an official outside the prison and asked the latter to give a lotion bottle containing the blade to the inmate.
The official denied any acknowledgement of the hidden blade. A suspect was arrested and detained at a prison in Samut Songkhram province. Interrogation in the case was going on, Worachai said.