Search Results for: Central Investigation Bureau

  • Thailand News

    Online scams surge in Thailand warns Central Investigation Bureau

    A surge in online scams, driven by the significant increase in internet-based activities, is anticipated to continue throughout this year, warned Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) commissioner Jirabhop Bhuridej. The CIB’s analysis of cybercrime, as reported by the Royal Thai Police (RTP), indicated that over 400,000 cases were logged between March 1 and November 30 of last year. Misleading operations involving…

  • Thailand News

    Investigation links foreign elites in Thailand to money laundering

    The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) is currently investigating foreign nationals residing in Thailand under elite visas, suspected of engaging in shady business transactions and money laundering. This investigation was initiated following the disclosure of 52 year old Chinese suspect, Chen, who utilised a Thailand Privilege Card visa to reside in the country and launder substantial sums of money for call…

  • Thailand News

    Loan dispute escalates into violent altercation in central Thailand

    A debtor, who had previously complained to the Crime Suppression Division about being attacked with a knife and having his teeth knocked out, has been informed that his case is not progressing. The police superintendent of Bang Bua Thong Police Station clarified that the incident was not related to illegal lending but was a case of assault stemming from a…

  • Thailand News

    Man arrested for theft and fraudulent card use in Bang Phli, central Thailand

    A 29 year old man was apprehended by authorities for multiple charges including theft and fraudulent use of another person’s electronic card in the Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan province. The arresting team consisted of officers from the Metropolitan Police Bureau 2, who acted on an arrest warrant issued on November 17. The suspect was found driving a luxury Mercedes-Benz…

  • Crime News

    Nok scandal unveils dark secrets: Investigation into accused official’s wealth surfaces

    In the wake of the ongoing scandal unfolding involving a high-ranking local official allegedly organizing the murder of a police officer, investigators are now looking into the wealth amassed by the accused, 35 year old Praween Chanklai, also known as Nok. This incident has led the police to widen their investigation to include an examination of Nok’s significant wealth and assets.…

  • Pattaya News

    Local official surrenders in police investigation of highway patrolman murder

    In Nakhon Pathom, a high-ranking local government official, commonly known as Kamnan, submitted himself to the local law enforcement authorities following the murder of a highway patrol officer. This unfolding complex story involves 34 year old Praween ‘Nok’ Janklai fondly referred to as ‘Kamnan Nok’ within his community. The sub-district headman willingly turned himself in to the authorities at the…

  • World News

    India’s deadliest train crash sparks criminal investigation

    Families of victims of India’s deadliest train crash in recent memory gathered at a hospital in Bhubaneswar city on June 5, as railway officials called for the country’s premier criminal investigation agency to probe the accident that claimed 275 lives. Relatives of passengers who perished in the crash on Friday queued outside the eastern city’s All India Institute of Medical…

  • Politics News

    Illegal truck bribe stickers prompt Thai police chief to launch investigation

    The existence of covert stickers indicating that trucks operating illegally on Thailand’s roads have paid bribes to police and other officials to avoid arrest has been confirmed by national police chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas. This revelation comes after the issue was raised by Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn, a Move Forward Party list MP-elect. As a result, Pol Maj Gen Ekkaraj Limsangkat,…

  • Pattaya News

    Mountain B victims demand investigation of state officials

    In the fallout of the Mountain B Pub fire tragedy, families of victims have filed charges against the club owners. But now they are expanding their litigation to include state officials who they say didn’t do their duty in allowing the pub to open illegally. The fire claimed the lives of 25 people in the months following the August 5…

  • Central Thailand News

    Police find fake Covid-19 tests worth millions in central Thailand

    After raids this week, police have found tens of thousands of falsely labelled Covid-19 tests, along with medical supplies, in central Thailand worth about 2 million baht. Police posed as customers to crack down on a building in the province of Nakhon Pathom, and a house in the province of Nonthaburi, on July 11. In the Nakhon Pathom building, police…

  • Thailand News

    Chaokoh deny any monkey business amid PETA investigation

    Thai coconut-milk producer Chaokoh say there is no monkey business going on in the production of their products, in response to a PETA investigation. The US-based animal rights non-profit organisation conducted an investigation in 2019 singling out Chaokoh for the abuse of young monkeys in Thailand. PETA’s report alleged monkeys are “chained, abused, and forced to climb trees to pick…

  • Crime News

    Police crackdown after CNN investigation into multimillion dollar medical glove scam

    Thai police have arrested a Japanese businessman and have issued several arrest warrants following the CNN investigation into the multimillion dollar, transnational medical glove scam involving a Thailand-based company. According to the report, millions of used medical gloves, some stained with blood, were exported from Thailand to American companies looking to cash in on the pandemic-driven spike in demand for…

  • Crime News

    Narcotics Suppression Bureau makes 2 large drug busts, methamphetamine pills and marijuana seized

    In 2 recent cases, the Narcotics Suppression Bureau made 2 sizable drug arrests. 5 suspects were arrested and 5.4 million methamphetamine pills and about 600 kilograms of marijuana were seized. In the first bust in the Singburi province, located in central Thailand, 3 suspects were arrested: 40 year old Sittipol Charoensang, 40 year old Tua Charoenpai, and 32 year old…

  • Phuket News

    Baccarat bust fall out, Phuket City police under investigation

    Over the weekend, an illegal game of Baccarat was busted, Now, Phuket city police are under investigation for their lack of intervention Vis-à-vis gambling in their jurisdiction. The Region 8 Police Commander, Kitrat Panpetch gave an order yesterday to transfer the 5 officials from Phuket City Police Station. They will temporarily work out of the Region 8 headquarters at a…

  • Crime News

    9 underage girls rescued from brothel posing as spa in central Thailand

    Police in Nonthaburi, just north of Bangkok, have arrested 12 people and rescued 9 underage girls in a pre-dawn raid on an un-licenced spa that was a front for prostitution. The Bangkok Post reports that the raid took place at a spa on the city’s Rattanathibet Road early yesterday morning. Torsak Sukwimol from the Central Investigation Bureau says the raid…

  • Thailand News

    Royal Thai Police form new bureau to investigate cybercrime

    The Royal Thai Police have formed a new organisation to investigate cyber-related crimes. Commissioner of the new Cybercrime Investigation Bureau, Kornchai Klaiklueng, says they will work with international counterparts, but officers need to train first before dealing with transnational cybercrime investigations. The bureau is short on staff and still needs to recruit more officers before it can begin operations, according…

  • Crime News

    Police bust cross-border vehicle theft gang in Ubon Ratchathani

    Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) officers, along with Ubon Ratchathani Highway Police, apprehended a gang involved in stealing and selling vehicles across borders. The suspects admitted to stealing three motorcycles in a single day, earning 14,000 baht for their efforts. Today, June 20, Kirati Hoemsrichat, Police Lieutenant Colonel of Highway Police Division 4, led the operation with the CIB. The officers…

  • Crime News

    Officials arrested for illegal land permits in Nakhon Ratchasima

    Police conducted raids at 13 locations, arresting officials linked to illegal land permits in Nakhon Ratchasima. The investigation centred on officials accused of issuing permits for over 600 rai of land, benefiting factory owners who used the land to discharge wastewater. At 6am yesterday, Police Major General Jaroonkiat Pankaew, Deputy Commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, and Police Major General…

  • Business News

    DES Ministry snags Starlink sets in cosmic online crime crackdown

    Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry officials confiscated 58 sets of Starlink satellite equipment allegedly intended for use by fraudsters to send and receive high-speed Internet signals via satellite, as part of a broader campaign to combat online crime. DES Minister Prasert Jantararuangthong highlighted that efforts to curb online crimes, such as removing unauthorised cell signal towers and cross-border cables, have…

  • Crime News

    Police escort eight oil tanker crew to Bangkok for questioning

    Police escorted eight oil tanker crew members to Bangkok for further questioning after arresting them for allegedly stealing three confiscated vessels and smuggling oil. The suspects were apprehended and brought ashore in Songkhla, where initial investigations occurred. Deputy Commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), Jaroonkiat Pankaew, led the operation, which saw the crew members transported to Wing 56 in…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket accountant arrested for involvement in call centre scams

    A woman accountant in Phuket has been apprehended by officers from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on charges linked to multiple call centre scams. Identified only as Kanraya, the alleged scammer has been implicated in five separate arrest warrants for her involvement in fraudulent activities, including opening bank accounts used by scam gangs. Police Lieutenant Colonel Phongsak Meemusik led the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai officers arrest extortionists posing as police in Samut Sakhon

    Thai Crime Suppression officers raided a location in Samut Sakhon to arrest a group of men extorting money from kratom juice vendors and fuel smugglers. The operation took place today and revealed a scheme where the extortionists posed as police officers to carry out their illegal activities. Police reports indicate that on May 29, a group of men, donning Central…

  • Thailand News

    Oil slick caper: CIB tracks stolen tankers to Malaysia waters

    Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) officers successfully located three oil tankers stolen from a Thai Marine Police (TMP) dock in Chon Buri and subsequently found in Malaysia. Eight crew members are missing, and a quantity of petrol has reportedly vanished. Five oil tankers were seized by illegal petrol smugglers on March 19 and berthed at TMP dock in the Sattahip district…

  • South Thailand News

    Missing contraband diesel vessels found near Malaysian waters

    Three vessels carrying 330,000 litres of contraband diesel that vanished from a police pier in Chon Buri have been located near Malaysian waters, police confirmed. Police Major General Charoonkiat Pankaew, Deputy Commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, announced that the three boats disappeared from the marine police pier in Sattahip district of Chon Buri last week. After travelling through Cambodian…

  • Thailand News

    Oily trouble: Thieves swipe 330,000 litres from Thai police dock

    Illegal oil smugglers stole three tankers carrying about 330,000 litres of diesel from the Thai Marine Police (TMP) dock in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri on Tuesday night. TMP officers filed a complaint with Sattahip Police Station in the early hours of June 12 after three out of five oil tankers disappeared from their parking spots. The relevant authorities…

  • Thailand News

    Thai couple faces legal action over weight loss supplement

    A prominent figure has revealed more details about a controversial weight loss supplement promoted by a celebrity couple, alleging exaggerated claims and potential legal violations. He pledged to continue legal action until the product is withdrawn from the market. At the Crime Suppression Division’s complaint centre, Achariya Ruangrattanapong, President of the Crime Victims Assistance Club, provided further information to the…

  • Thailand News

    Man surrenders claiming officials framed him for attempted murder

    A man sought by police for attempted murder surrendered to the Thai police, claiming he was framed by local officials. Fearing injustice, he requested his case be transferred for a fair investigation. Police and administrative officers recently raided a house in Moo 10, Wisai Tai, Sawi District, Chumphon Province, aiming to arrest 56 years old, Somchai, under a warrant from…

  • Thailand News

    CIB plays hardball: Victims lose over 12 million baht in toy scam

    A group of victims reported to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) today after being scammed by an online seller after ordering Labubu and Art Toys but never received the items, resulting in a collective loss of over 12 million baht. Altogether, 21 scam victims met with Police Lieutenant Chakri Silpasathaporn at the CIB’s complaint centre. They sought help after purchasing…

  • Crime News

    Husband of ex-actress charged for 93 million baht porn site

    The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) filed charges against the husband of a former famous actress, the owner of a website that intercepted and distributed pornographic material, causing damages exceeding 93 million baht. The Deputy Director of the Technology and Information Cases Division, Ratchaphruek Chudam, along with a team of special case investigators, yesterday, June 5, submitted 121 investigation files,…

  • Thailand News

    Russian nominee business bust exposes 1.5 billion baht scandal

    In a dramatic crackdown on illegal businesses in Phuket, 231 suspects, including 98 foreign nationals, mostly Russians, have been arrested, revealing a scandal worth over 1.5 billion baht. The Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECSD), under the directive of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) commissioner Police General Jirabhop Bhuridej, raided several accounting and real estate firms on the island. The operation…