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Chinese police chief Meng Jianzhu visits Mekong murder site

07-12-2012 22:22 BJT

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Chinese police chief, Meng Jianzhu has paid a visit to the site of the Mekong murder that claimed the lives of 13 Chinese sailors last October. Meng is the highest-ranking Chinese official to visit the site. Thailand has pledged to try the suspects according to law and make the trial fully accountable to both Thai and Chinese people. S

This is the Golden Triangle region, sprawling into part of northern Thailand.

Last October, a tragedy broke the tranquillity here. 13 Chinese sailors were killed by suspected drug traffickers who hijacked their ships. 9 Thai troops also confessed to the killing.

Chinese police chief, Meng Jianzhu made a visit to the crime scene on Thursday.

Meng gathered with Chinese delegation and Thai officials to make radio contact with current Chinese boats on the Mekong.

The security and safety on the Mekong River has been a major concern. Just after the massacre, a joint investigation was launched by police in China, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.

Chinese police chief, Meng Jianzhu has paid a visit to the site of the Mekong murder that claimed the lives of 13 Chinese sailors last October.

Thailand has pledged to hold a speedy and just trial for the suspects involved in the massacre. The country’s cooperative attitude is a positive sign.

Charlem Yubanrung, Thai Deputy Prime Minsiter, said, "Thailand’s Supreme Court has authorized the Thai police to make investigations abroad. We need the cooperation from the Chinese police."

Thanks to Chinese cooperation, Thai officials made a trip to China to obtain more evidence, observe the ship where the murders took place, and talk with victims’ families.

So far, Thailand has completed 80 percent of the evidence collection process. The evidence gathering is set to finish by the end of July, when those involved in killing will be brought to justice.

Chinese police chief, Meng Jianzhu has paid a visit to the site of the Mekong murder that claimed the lives of 13 Chinese sailors last October.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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