Bangkok police chief Sanit Mahathavorn speaks to media at a police station in Bangkok on Sept. 27, 2016, as he commented on recent police action on a passport forgery ring. / AFP / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
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An American accused of running a passport-forgery ring in Bangkok confessed to dismembering – but not murdering – a man found in his freezer, Thai police said Saturday, as detectives continue to piece together details of the macabre crime.It is also not uncommon for suspects to later retract confessions made in Thai police custody, where many allege being beaten by officers.In February Thai police arrested an Iranian man known as "The Doctor" who crafted pristine passports from his home in a Bangkok suburb and sold the documents to thousands around the globe – including gangsters, rebels, refugees and migrant workers.
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