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  • Phuket News

    High stakes: Phuket police weed out illegal marijuana trade

    Phuket Provincial Police is intensifying its efforts to halt the illegal marijuana trade on the tropical paradise island. The move arrives in response to public grievances about foreigners unlawfully importing cannabis flowers and hosting impromptu gatherings. Heading the charge is Phuket Provincial Police Commander, Police Major General Sinlert Sukhum, who recently convened with the Phuket Cannabis Association to strategise methods…

  • Northern Thailand News

    UPDATE: Officials raid religious cult, no illegal action found

    UPDATE The new religious cult that caught the globe’s imagination for allowing followers to drink alcohol got raided yesterday. But officials from Chiang Yuen district in Mana Sarakham province in northeast Thailand found no illegal activity. Chiang Yuen’s District’s Chief, Somporn Kuankamkong, officers from Internal Security Operations Command, Buddhism Office, and Public Health Department, yesterday visited the cult temple, Phra…

  • Covid-19 News

    Gatherings prohibited due to Covid-19 before planned protests

    For the safety of its citizens and to protect from the spread of Covid-19, the greater Bangkok area Covid-19 command centre has banned any activities or gatherings that involve more than 5 people. The ban on gatherings comes coincidentally just hours before planned mass anti-government protests in the capital, scheduled for today. The ban went into effect for Bangkok, Samut…

  • Crime News

    Illegal casino operator accused of 4 charges including murder

    A man who is alleged to have been running illegal casino operations is now facing indictment on 4 charges, including murder. The Crime Suppression Division has called for the charges to be filed against Somchai Jutikitdecha, the 56 year old suspect that goes by Longjoo Somchai. The CSD first arrested Longjoo back in February of 2020, accusing him of being…

  • Crime News

    Social distancing violation busts Pattaya illegal loan scheme

    Covid-19 safety violations brought down a Chinese man and 39 Thai employees running an illegal loan operation in Pattaya. The group was arrested for offering money lending services after violating the Chon Buri Disease Control orders and emergency decree restrictions of social distancing and large gatherings. Chon Buri police raided the office building in Nongprue on Pattaya Second Road and…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thai police to focus on busting house parties and other social gatherings

    Police are now focusing on busting house parties and other social gatherings in an effort to combat the spread of Covid-19. With large parties and nightclub hopping setting off a new wave of the coronavirus, with the epicentre in nightlife district in Bangkok’s Thong Lor area, the Royal Thai Police are now ordered to delay its crackdown drunk driving to…

  • Crime News

    Illegal gambling den owner in Pattaya arrested again in murder for hire scheme

    An illegal casino operator in Pattaya is under arrest again after police are accusing him of murdering the man who snitched on him back in February. 56 year old Somchai Jutikitdecha, or Longjoo Somchai, was detained at his residence on Rat Bamrung Road in Tambon Noen Phra of Pattaya’s Muang district early this morning and is being charged with ordering…

  • Crime News

    16 foreigners, 5 Thais arrested in Pattaya for illegal gambling

    Pattaya police have arrested 16 foreigners and 5 Thais for illegal gambling in a Pattaya condo. They raided the Espana Condominium & Resort at 1am yesterday morning, arresting the lawbreakers, after receiving a tip that an illegal gambling casino was being hosted at the condo. Officials found 21 people gambling inside rooms 517 and 518 located on the 5th floor.…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Thousands arrested nationwide for illegal motorbike racing

    Since the lifting of the national curfew on June 14, gangs of illegal street racers, known as “dek waen” or “vanz boys” have quickly returned to Thailand’s roads. From June 20-30, police arrested more than 5,600 racers and seized more than 17,700 bikes nationwide. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned against gatherings and street racing, and says that regardless of the…

  • Covid-19 News

    London police attacked after responding to illegal event

    After responding to an illegal music event in London, twenty-two police officers were attacked by crowds defying the ban on parties during the Covid-19 pandemic. A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the scenes as “appalling,” adding: “Violence against the police will not be tolerated.” Police said they were targeted when responding to residents’ complaints about noise and violent behaviour.The…

  • Crime News

    Rayong police raid huge illegal gambling den, arrest 118 – VIDEO

    Authorities in the eastern province of Rayong raided a huge illegal casino and arrested 118 gamblers. 12 million baht was reportedly circulated through the gambling den daily. Officers from the Department of Provincial Administration and the Department of Special Investigation raided the den, named “RJ,” in Rayong’s main city district after an extensive investigation. Check the raid on video (below).…

  • Covid-19 News

    Illegal Chinese casino in Pattaya operating after curfew – VIDEO

    Police from several units, including the Transnational Crime Unit of Chon Buri, led a raid last night on an illegal casino in Pattaya where nearly a dozen people were gambling. It was located above a Chinese Restaurant. Police went to the Fu Manow Chinese Restaurant at about 10:15pm after a tip that there was an illegal gathering happening in a…

  • Thailand News

    Surachete doubles down on expelling illegal foreigners

    “I want to keep the number at zero.” Immigration Bureau chief Surachate Hakparn is admitting that the frequent and highly public crackdowns on immigration suspects living in Thailand illegally is making other foreigners feel uncomfortable. But he says the Bureau’s success in the X-Ray Foreigner campaigns outweighs the concerns of expats. He has once again claimed that the number of…

  • Thailand News

    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…

  • Thailand News

    Surat Thani police launch safety sweep for holidays

    Surat Thani Provincial Police mobilised a security sweep to ensure public and tourist safety during the Valentine’s Day and Makha Bucha Day holidays in 2024. The operation, fronted by high-ranking officers, aims to prevent sexual harassment, inappropriate behaviour, and crime in vulnerable areas. In a proactive measure to ensure public safety, Surat Thani Provincial Police launched a comprehensive crime sweep…

  • Business News

    Hotel Act concerns addressed by Thai Hotels Association due to government’s registration rules

    The Thai Hotels Association (THA) has taken a positive step by welcoming the Ministry of Interior’s new regulations. These rules will now classify smaller accommodations that were operating before 2016 as hotels. This decision is expected to result in increased tax collection, providing additional income for the government. However, the proposal to exempt larger accommodation facilities from registration under the…

  • Crime News

    3 foreigners arrested operating unlicensed Koh Phangan spa

    Police in Koh Phangan arrested 2 Russian men and an American woman in a raid at a health spa following complaints from locals of illegal activities and Covid-19 restriction violations. They are accused of a range of charges relating to the legality of the business, though the information is unclear if they face any charges for breaking any Covid-19 rules.…

  • Thailand News

    PM Prayut Chan-o-cha considers legalising gambling

    In the midst of a nationwide crackdown on gambling, an effort driven to contain Covid-19 by stopping the illegal gatherings after an outbreak at a Rayong gambling den, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says now he will consider the legalisation of gambling. He says he’ll start by staging discussions about the pros and cons. In the recent wave of Covid-19, major clusters…

  • Covid-19 News

    More than 600 prosecuted for violating emergency decree

    The national state of emergency declared on March 26 and the resultant curfews are no laughing matter, and violators are being prosecuted to the full extent of the law. More than 600 people nationwide have been prosecuted for defying the emergency decree invoked to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. A spokesman for the Office of the Attorney General says…

  • Thailand News

    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…

  • Thailand News

    Agriculture minister denies knowledge of swinging amid scandal

    A high-ranking Thai government official accused of having an affair with a married woman after joining a swingers’ club, was identified as a member of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. The minister claimed he has no knowledge of this and even asked reporters to explain the meaning of “swinging” to him. A Thai man, identified only as A, sought…

  • Cannabis

    The wild journey of cannabis worldwide

    Cannabis has woven its way through human history for thousands of years, far beyond the reach of modern cannabis laws. Its journey from ancient cultivation to today’s legal battles reveals a complex tapestry of cultural, political, and economic influences. Imagine, for a moment, families gathering in fields across the globe, harvesting hemp without a hint of the controversy that would…

  • Thailand News

    Nigerian arrested in Bangkok for drug trafficking, used cookie box to hide cocaine

    In a recent drug trafficking bust, Bangkok Metropolitan Police (BMP) apprehended a Nigerian man involved in the possession and sale of cocaine, following a tip-off about his activities in the Rama 9 area of the capital. The BMP apprehended the Nigerian man, Chiemela Solomon Onu, for possessing and selling cocaine. The arrest took place at a condominium in the Rama…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok crackdown nabs nine foreigners at drug party

    A group of nine foreign expats were remanded into custody on Friday when a police crackdown stormed a posh residence in the Saphan Sung district of Bangkok, where they discovered an ongoing drug-fuelled party. The crackdown was carried out under the leadership of the commanding officer of Bang Chan, Pol Col Siwat Sriwichai. The officer in charge and his brigade…

  • Politics News

    VIDEO: Thailand’s ‘master complainer’ attacked over complaint against comedian

    Thai social activist Srisuwan Janya, deemed “Thailand’s master complainer,” was attacked today after accusing comedian Nose Udom of violating the law with his anti-government standup comedy sketches. Secretary-General of the Association for the Protection of the Thai Constitution – Srisuwan Janya – travelled to the Crime Suppression Division at 10am today to request that the authorities launch an investigation into…

  • Covid-19 News

    Spokesman warns end of CCSA, Decree not guaranteed

    Mark Twain is often (mis)quoted as saying, “Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” And the same, it seems, may be said of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) as a government spokesperson said yesterday that, despite an announcement Friday, the lifting of the Emergency Decree and dissolution of the CCSA will be closely evaluated and is not…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Thailand to develop and launch monkeypox Test

      Representatives of various NGOs have gathered at the UN headquarters in Bangkok to oppose a draft law that would give the Thai government more control over public gatherings and be able to monitor the financial transactions of NGOs. The NGOs say the law will be used as a weapon against freedom of expression. According to the Bangkok Post, the…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Thailand to target “wealthy foreign tourists”

      Thailand’s deputy health minister is hoping to see an end to Covid-19 by the end of this year, despite the risk of new variants. Satit Pitutecha made his prediction yesterday, saying Thailand is proceeding with its plan to declare the virus endemic. The World Health Organisation has yet to make any recommendation on according the virus endemic status. Satit…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Thai nationals sign up to help defend Ukraine

    The final 3 defendants in a zero-dollar tourism scam exposed in 2016 were acquitted by the Thai Supreme Court yesterday. The court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prove the case against the 3. The zero-dollar tourism scam involved cheap package tours for Chinese tourists, who would be accommodated in cheap hotels, and taken to certain restaurants and on…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | Songkran cancelled for 2022?

    Thailand’s famous water festival Songkran might be cancelled for 1 third year in a row if the daily Covid-19 infections reach 30,000 per day. The massive water festival and gun fight, celebrating the Thai New Year, has already had the tap turned off due to coronavirus restrictions. The DDC warns that Songkran, which is April 13 to 15 this year,…