A suspected drug trafficker wanted for killing a police officer in Chiang Mai on Wednesday was shot dead by police after two days of manhunt.
The suspect, identified as Prasert Laolee, a Lisor tribesman, allegedly shot dead Pol L/Cpl Sirayuth Noi-aroon while a team of anti-narcotic officers raided a house in Ban Lisor, Mae Tang district, in search of illicit drugs.
Prasert escaped the police dragnet and went into hiding somewhere in Tambon Papae. A manhunt was immediately launched to look for him until it was found out two days afterward that he was hiding in a hut in Ban Lisor.
The raiding squad the stormed the hut triggering a firefight which ended shortly afterward. Found dead in the hut was Prasert.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)