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  • Thailand News

    Pattaya raid busts South Korean gambling in coffee shop

    Authorities in Pattaya arrested 10 South Korean nationals during a raid on a coffee shop that doubled as a gambling den. The police operation took place yesterday evening on the second floor of Sand Coffee in Bang Lamung district. Bang Lamung district chief Veekit Manarojkiit and Pattaya Police Colonel Navin Thirawit led the raid at 9.26pm. Upon entering, they discovered…

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    Unlicensed Pattaya party villa raided restoring peace for locals

    Peace has been restored in Pattaya, as a noisy, reportedly unlicensed pool villa was raided by authorities yesterday evening. The operation was spurred by complaints from residents, who were disturbed by the loud music and partying emanating from the villa. Weekit Manarojkit, the Banglamung District Chief, directed his deputy, Pornchai Sang-iad, to spearhead a team of officials in raiding the…

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    Party pooped: Police bust drug bash, nabbing 68 in Si Racha raid

    Drug-fuelled revelry came to an abrupt end when police raided an illegal party in the early hours of this morning, apprehending 68 young men and women for substance abuse in Si Racha, Chon Buri. The raid, carried out at 4am today, February 28, netted a horde of narcotics and a firearm, signalling a crackdown on the rampant drug problem plaguing…

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    Bangkok spa raid: Human trafficking ring targets minors

    The Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) led a raid on a spa in Lat Phrao district, Bangkok, which was alleged to be a front for a human trafficking operation. The raid resulted in the arrest of three men, 43 year old Sakdakij (no surname provided), 26 year old Anucha (no surname) and 30 year old Kamsawat (no surname), who were reportedly…

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    BBC India raided after airing controversial documentary

    BBC India’s office is reeling after being raided by Indian tax authorities after the country banned a controversial documentary. The documentary was accused of being critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s alleged role in deadly riots over 20 years ago. BBC News reported that the raid shut down the offices banning people from entering or leaving. The Indian government blocked…

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    Luxury Casino in Pattaya Raided before Grand Opening | GMT

    Luxury Casino in Pattaya Raided before Grand Opening. Tourists complain about pricey beach chairs at Hua Hin. The hospital sends the wrong corpse to a funeral in central Thailand. A cheap flight to Thailand? Don’t bank on it anytime soon. A luxury casino in Pattaya was raided before the grand opening. Taxi fares in Bangkok to increase in two weeks.…

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    Luxury casino in Pattaya raided before grand opening

    Police raided an under-construction building in Pattaya after being tipped off it is to become a luxury casino. The Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, ordered police officers to raid the gambling house at the Chalerm Phra Kiat 6 on the Pattaya Sai Sam Road in the Bang Lamung district of Pattaya. Police met a…

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    Unlicensed pool villa in Pattaya raided by police

    Residents living in View Point Village in Bang Lamueng district in Pattaya filed a complaint to the authorities after foreigners caused carnage at an unlicensed pool villa. The Assistant District Officer, Pornchai Sung-iad, investigated the View Point Village, where several houses operate as pool villas and found that a number of locals were concerned that more properties in the area…

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    Windmill GoGo in Pattaya raided: Three arrested over prostitution and underage sex

    PHOTO: รอบพัทยา Ok As difficult as it might be to believe, police have found MORE evidence of prostitution in Pattaya. Attention this time turned to the red-light district of Walking Street where regular ‘inspections’ from police and officials in the past have found ‘no prostitution’ (cough…). Police conducted a raid using an ‘undercover informant’ after receiving tip-offs the bar was…

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    Counterfeit clothing seized in Pattaya raid

    PHOTOS: Pattaya Message Officers have seized counterfeit goods at shops along Pattaya Beach yesterday. Pattaya officers raided a department store near the city’s beach area. Officers have seized counterfeit goods such as hats, shirts and pants from three shops in a department store with a value around 500,000 baht. The shop owners had already fled the shop by the time officers…

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    Wanted UK brothers arrested during a raid in Chonburi

    PHOTO: Thai Immigration Bureau Thai Immigration have filled in the details of an armed night raid earlier this week at a Chonburi hotel. The men arrested have been named as 43 year old Joseph Mulhare and his 38 year old brother Gregory Mulhare. Their arrest followed a cat and mouse game as the pair moved from Pattaya to Bangkok before…

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    A raid at alleged poacher Premchai’s house in BKK nets weapons, ivory

    Police have uncovered a cache of weapons as well as four pairs of ivory tusks as they searched a residence belonging to Italian-Thai Development president Premchai Karnasuta yesterday as part of their investigation into the tycoon’s alleged poaching in a wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province. The search was conducted simultaneously in six locations, including in the capital at a residential compound…

  • Phuket News

    Tranlee Travel assets seized in Phuket, Phang Nga raids

    PHUKET: Investigators have seized buses, boats, land and millions of baht as they delve deep into the operations of Phuket-based tour operator Tranlee Travel Co Ltd. Three teams of police simultaneously seized 33 boats and 57 buses in Phuket yesterday. They also raided Racha Spa Co Ltd, located in Phuket Villa 5 housing estate in Chalong. Police believe documents found…

  • Phuket NewsPolice ready to take down high-ranking Karon officials in Phuket taxi-mafia raid | Thaiger

    Police ready to take down high-ranking Karon officials in Phuket taxi-mafia raid

    PHUKET: A large task force of police officers is marshalling at Phuket Provincial Police headquarters in Phuket Town, ready to deploy to Karon, to arrest at least four top-ranking officials today for their roles in supporting mafia-style taxi operators. Maj Gen Paween Pongisirin, Deputy Commander of Royal Thai Police Region 8 division who is spearheading the Phuket taxi mafia takedown,…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: US, UK spy agencies schemed data raids from Angry Birds, smartphone apps

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S., British spy agencies exploit ‘leaky’ apps for intel: report Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: U.S. and British intelligence agencies have plotted ways to gather data from Angry Birds and other smartphone apps that leak users’ personal information onto global networks, the New York Times reported on Monday.It…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Caribbean Cocaine Cowboys on the rise; US slashes Egypt aid; Nigeria raids suicide vest factory; Landslide win in Azerbaijan election

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Caribbean drug trade rises under new generation of ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: The Caribbean is becoming a hot spot again for drug smuggling into the United States as a new generation of “Cocaine Cowboys” plows the seas in fast boats in search of easy entry…

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    More Bangla raids to come, vows Chairat

    PHUKET: Complaints from tourists have prompted Patong Municipality to launch a campaign to rid Soi Bangla of touts who charge tourists for having their photos taken with slow lorises, a protected species. Patong Deputy Mayor Chairat Sukban explained to the Phuket Gazette that the campaign uses the coordinated efforts of the Phuket Environmental Conservation Unit of the Department of National…

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    Karma raid suspects out on bail

    PHUKET: The three people arrested in Sunday morning’s raid on the Karma Lounge Music Café in Karon have been released on bail. One of those charged, Reinhard Haiber, spoke with the Gazette, and confirmed that both he and his girlfriend, Tassanee “Lek” Pompasa, were released yesterday after posting bail of 200,000 baht each. Haiber said that the American arrested in…

  • Phuket NewsValhalla raid nets 5 underage girls | Thaiger

    Valhalla raid nets 5 underage girls

    PATONG: Five underage girls were detained yesterday afternoon and charged with performing improper acts in public during a raid on the Valhalla Entertainment complex on Soi Sunset. Pol Col Paween Pongsirin, Superintendent of Kathu Police Station, said he received a call from Jenjira Heepkaew, 37, who said that she worked at Valhalla as a cook’s helper. She urged the police…

  • Cannabis NewsPavena raid fails to free sex slaves | Thaiger

    Pavena raid fails to free sex slaves

    TUB LAMU: Politician Pavena Hongsakul, champion of abused women in Thailand, yesterday accompanied police on a raid on a brothel in this Phang Nga village in a bid to free women believed to have been forced into prostitution. But she and the police came away empty-handed, the owner of the brothel having apparently been tipped off minutes before they arrived.…

  • Crime News

    Phuket raids uncover illegal e-cigarette sales in Patong, Ratsada

    Police in Phuket raided the Weed Club in Patong and an associated address in Ratsada for allegedly engaging in the illegal sale of e-cigarettes. The operations were brought to light following a tip-off to the Phuket governor. Phuket Governor Sophon Suwannarat announced the raid on June 16, stating that the information prompted immediate action. He instructed Phuket Vice Governor Sattha…

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    Police raid Nasa club in Chon Buri, arrest 9, find 105 drug users

    Police conducted a significant raid on the Nasa club in Mueang, Chon Buri at 1.30pm yesterday. More than 150 officers from various agencies participated in the operation, aiming to curb illegal activities at the venue. Upon their arrival, officers encountered a bustling crowd enjoying the nightlife. As the police presence became evident, many patrons attempted to flee and dispose of…

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    Pattaya police drug raid in Jomtien detains 24 suspects

    Pattaya police conducted a significant crackdown on the local drug trade, targeting Jomtien Soi 1 to 3. Pattaya City Police, led by Police Colonel Navin Teerawit, along with Banglamung District officials, launched a comprehensive operation to dismantle the underground drug network in the area. The operation began at 3.06pm yesterday, June 14, when law enforcement, including Deputy Chiefs of Banglamung…

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    Bangkok to launch raids on illegal pet markets after tragic fire

    Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced it will launch raids on unauthorised pet markets across the city following a devastating blaze at a Chatuchak district pet market that resulted in the death of over 5,000 animals. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, alongside BMA representatives and an animal protection organisation network, addressed the media on Wednesday regarding the fire at Sri Somrat Market.…

  • Crime News

    Pooling trouble: Udon Thani cops dive in, net 31 in drug raid splash

    Police in Udon Thani conducted a significant raid on a pool villa, resulting in the arrest of 31 individuals involved in a drug party. The operation took place after authorities received a tip-off from the Damrongdhama Center. The raid uncovered a new type of illicit substance disguised within 13 packs of collagen, along with two ecstasy pills and 2.48 grammes…

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    Thai police raid drug-fuelled party at luxury villa, 34 arrested

    Police in Nakhon Pathom dismantled a drug-fueled party at a luxury pool villa yesterday discovering various drugs, including ketamine and meth, 34 individuals were arrested in the drug raid despite attempts to evade capture. Officers from multiple divisions, including the Provincial Police Region 7 and Nakhon Pathom Municipal Police, conducted the raid in Wang Taku, Nakhon Pathom, following reports of…

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    Bangkok police raid leads to high-profile drug and fireman arrest

    A police raid on a prominent Bangkok hotel yesterday ended in the apprehension of Naraset Thaiset and associates after seizing crystal methamphetamine and a firearm. Investigators from Metropolitan Police Division 1 executed the raid on June 10 at approximately 10.20pm following reports of drug activities in a hotel room located in Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang District, Bangkok. Naraset Thaiset, who…

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    Police arrest major drug dealer in Chon Buri condo raid

    Undercover police officers last night arrested a 28 year old man in Chon Buri province on drug charges. The arrest occurred at a luxury condominium in the Sri Racha district, with the suspect being identified as Apinop Srihiran, an alleged major drug dealer also known as “Ohm.” Officers from Banglamung Police Station apprehended Apinop while entering his condo unit. Apinop…

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    Police raid unlicensed Rangsit nightclub, find 65 underage patrons

    Police raided an unlicensed nightclub popular among Rangsit’s youth, discovering 65 underage patrons. The venue had never applied for a permit and was known for admitting minors and serving them alcohol. Police blocked all exits to prevent escape. Yesterday, June 8, officers led by Saruti Kwangsopa, commander of the Anti-Human Trafficking Division, executed a raid on a nightclub in Lak…

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    Phuket raids uncover multi-million baht foreign business schemes

    In a crackdown on illicit foreign enterprises, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), in collaboration with the Immigration Police, Tourist Police, and other authorities, stormed three businesses in Phuket. These companies, ostensibly legitimate, are suspected of being fronts for illegal activities. Thaveewat Surasit, Director of the DSI’s Security Cases Division, revealed that the coordinated raids, backed by search warrants, aimed…