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Lottery ticket distributors arrested for allegedly scamming sellers for millions of baht

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Police arrested 2 lottery ticket distributors in Lop Buri, Central Thailand, for allegedly collecting money from lottery ticket sellers and failing to deliver the tickets for the October 16 and November 1 draws which were worth more than 400 million baht.

More than 100 lottery ticket sellers filed a complaint at the Surin province’s Rattanaburi Police Station, saying they purchased lottery tickets from the distributors, but they tickets were not delivered. One seller said they purchased the tickets for 80 baht each, but had to buy at least 500 tickets.

“They delivered the first 4-5 lots on time, but in October we could no longer contact them despite already having given them the money… After their arrest, we have submitted an appeal to the police to deny them bail as they might get out and coerce the sellers.”

Police say the distributors accused of fraud had fled from Surin and were hiding at a house in Lop Buri. Officers tracked down and arrested Thossaphon Jitmaen and Yutthana Thongkham.

Police say they found 700,000 baht in cash at the house. The suspects also allegedly confessed to selling the lottery tickets and failing to deliver them.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Mike

    November 16, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Everything other than buying from a 7-11 is a scam in Thailand

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      Brian

      November 16, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      That’s simply not true. If it seems that way to you, I think it’s probably due to some projection of your own personality.

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        Mike

        November 16, 2020 at 5:23 pm

        I think you are rather ignorant of facts

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    Fred glue

    November 16, 2020 at 11:44 am

    It’s about time the lotteries went on line, at seven eleven store’s, when this virus goes away.

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    Toby Andrews

    November 16, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    I hear the Mafia lottery is better. The pay on the same numbers. They pay more, and they pay more quickly, with out some sort of payment to collect winnings.
    So I hear . . .

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      Geoff

      November 16, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      You “hear” right, nudge nudge.

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    Geoff

    November 16, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    The government was supposed to fix the lottery problems 3 or 4 years ago.
    The current system is designed to allow corruption and benefit certain people.
    Oh, and the street sellers still charge 100bt.

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    Khun plastic

    November 16, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    So when the recent very lucky holy man purchased a bunch of tickets with several big winner’s in the bundle was that divine intervention or was it a fix?

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Local singer dies after crashing his car while on a video call

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A Thai singer died after crashing his car into a lamppost while on a video call with his girlfriend. Thai media did not report on the estimated speed, but photos of the wreckage show severe damage. The roof ripped off the Toyota Altis and the car is almost unrecognisable.

23 year old Akkarachai, known as Ice, was found dead at the scene on Pahonyothin Road, or Route 1. He performed at many night venues and events around the Central Thailand province Chai Nat. Ice’s friend told police that he was on his way home to his girlfriend’s house in Nakhon Sawan about 25 kilometres away. While on the phone with his girlfriend, there was suddenly a loud noise and the phone went dead.

Chai Nat police warn people not to use their phones while driving.

SOURCE: Thai Visa

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Monk arrested for alleged involvement in large methamphetamine delivery

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Police arrested a monk on drug charges and seized 4.8 million methamphetamine pills from a resort in the Central Thailand province Chai Nat. The man, a senior monk from Chiang Rai, was allegedly hired to help deliver large qualities methamphetamine 3 times and paid 300,000 baht per delivery. The monk allegedly told police that he needed the money to enroll in a master’s degree program.

A photo shows the monk standing in front of a van packed with boxes. Along with the 4.8 million methamphetamine pills, police found a gun with 14 bullets and 11 mobile phones. According to Thai media, it was a significant drug trafficking bust, cracking down on a large network in the Chiang Dao and Chai Nat area. The monk allegedly sat in the van during deliveries to “trick” police and avoid getting searched at police checkpoints.

SOURCES: Chiang Rai Times | Thairath

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A whale skeleton estimated to be around 3,000 to 5,000 years old was found in Samut Sakhon, just west of Bangkok, about 12 kilometres inland from the coastline. The bones will be carbon dated to determine a more precise age.

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“The seas around Thailand have been abundant with life for thousands of years, as shown by fossils.”

The partially fossilised skeleton is around 12 metres long with 3 metre long skull. Archaeologists excavated 19 vertebrae with 5 ribs each along with a shoulder blade and left fins. They estimate another 20% of the skeleton needs to be excavated.

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