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Human skeleton found in a cassava field in Muang district

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A human skeleton was found early this morning by a villager in a cassava field in the Muang district of Phitsanulok province in Central Thailand. Police investigators travelled to the field near Rong Wai Fad village in Tambon Don Thong after being informed of the discovery to determine if foul play was involved.

49 year old Lampoey Leepla said she and other villagers hired to cut the cassava trees went to the plantation in the morning, and while cutting the plants she noticed a bone sticking out from a shallow ditch. She says she first thought it was the bone of a dog, but after scraping dirt off of the bone, she realised it was larger than she expected.

When police officers and medical staff arrived, they found parts of a skeleton, which indicated they were of a man, aged 40-50 years old who died at least 6 months ago. The man was wearing a beaded necklace with an amulet, a military camouflage shirt, and a pair of black shorts that were similar to those worn by prisoners.

The jaw of the skeleton was broken with medical examiners saying the man may have had an accident. A preliminary inquiry has found that none of the villagers have gone missing and no one has been reported missing to the police.

The skeleton was sent to Naresuan University Hospital for an autopsy and to extract a DNA sample to determine whether the death was related to any known murder cases.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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5 shot and in critical condition after gang clash in Phitsanulok

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5 people were shot and severely wounded in an alleged turf war between 2 rival gangs in Phitsanulok’s Wang Thong district. Police say gang members attacked another gang because they were on “their territory.”

Police say the alleged attackers threw ping pong bombs and fired shots at the rival gang members. The victims were reportedly found with several bullet wounds and are now in critical condition.

No arrests have been made. Police are investigating.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Chon Buri man drives pickup truck into ex-girlfriend’s house in jealous rage – VIDEO

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PHOTO: The Pattaya News

Police in the Pan Thong district of the eastern province of Chon Buri are hunting a 34 year old man who deliberately drove his pickup truck into his ex-girlfriend’s home in a fit of jealousy. His 42 year old ex, Uraiwan Kotsombat, has pleaded with police to find Chalermkiet Osodroob, saying he has previously threatened to burn her house down.

VIDEO: CH3Thailand News

The man is alleged to have driven the truck through her living room, crashing into a wall inside the house. He is then accused of using a hammer to destroy property in the house, with his ex-girlfriend estimating the cost of the damage to be around 300,000 baht.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Thai couple arrested in Bangkok for allegedly trafficking 1 million methamphetamine pills

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Police in Bangkok arrested a Thai couple for allegedly smuggling 1 million methamphetamine pills. Police say 28 year old Weerasak Jedhun and 29 year old Jutharat Daengnoi planned to deliver and distribute the drugs to clients in the South.

The arrests stem from an earlier bust in Nonthaburi, a suburb outside Bangkok, where police seized 1 million methamphetamine pills and 15 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, according to police. The Patrol and Special Operation Division say that after the bust, they got a tip about a drug trafficking operation from a similar network.

Police stopped and arrested the couple at a petrol station in Bangkok. Along with seizing 1 million methamphetamine pills, police confiscated 3 mobile phones and a car.

Weerasak and Jutharat allegedly told police that they were paid about 50,000 baht to drive from the southern province Phatthalung up to Bangkok, pick up the drugs and drive back to the South to distribute the pills. The couple allegedly told police they were hired for a 3 month stint.

Police say Weerasak is also allegedly involved in 4 other drug cases. In one case, a methamphetamine pill was allegedly found in his pocket, but he claims a police officer set him up.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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