BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police are examining a car they believe was used to help former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra flee the country ahead of a court verdict that could have seen her jailed for a decade.
Deputy police commissioner Pol. Gen. Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said late Thursday that investigators used surveillance camera records from a province near Cambodia to track down a Toyota Camry believed to have carried Yingluck to the border.
He says police are working to confirm their theory that Yingluck left home two nights before the verdict, switched vehicles and then continued to the border.
Yingluck failed to appear for the Aug. 25 verdict. Her whereabouts are unknown. She is accused of negligence in overseeing a rice subsidy program that critics say was riddled with corruption. Yingluck denied the charges.