Burmese captain arrested for murdering crewman

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A Burmese fishing boat captain was arrested for allegedly killing a crewmember while high on drugs, then throwing his body overboard.

Su-in Ong, 32, was apprehended at Sattahip’s Suwit fishing pier Dec. 21. Police recovered the body of Burmese crewmember Tansao, 31, from four meters of water near the jetty. Investigators discovered blood and a steel bar presumed to be the murder weapon on board the boat.

Six Cambodian crewmembers, accused of conspiring in the murder, were also taken into custody. Police believe all the crew had been drinking grain alcohol until the captain began acting out, then hitting the victim in the head before tossing him overboard. The captain reportedly confessed to using drugs.