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  • Shooting in family dispute claims innocent woman in Pattaya

    A longstanding family dispute between a man and his father-in-law culminated in a tragic shooting yesterday, where an innocent woman found herself to be an unintended victim of the ordeal. The shooting occurred near Mabprachan Reservoir, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri. The victim, identified as 33 year old Penprapa Palapho was critically injured with a gunshot wound that penetrated her…

  • Hair-raising arrest in Koh Pha Ngan: Swiss stylist snips rules

    Police apprehended a 51 year old Swiss hairstylist in Koh Pha Ngan for operating a barbershop without proper authorisation, challenging the local police’s ability to detain him. He was arrested at Oliver Twist Hair in Ban Tai, Koh Pha Ngan, on charges of working illegally in Thailand. The arrest took place after Police Lieutenant General Saksira Pueak-am, Commander of the…

  • Vietnamese men engage in brawl in Pattaya over debt

    A brawl between foreign tourists erupted in Pattaya yesterday afternoon shocking bystanders in the vicinity. The confrontation, which left one man injured, unfolded in front of stunned locals and visitors near a popular restaurant on South Pattaya Road. The chaos erupted outside a food-to-order restaurant when a group of men began attacking 38 year old Vietnamese national Xuan Hai Ngo…

  • Illegal Bitcoin mining operation raided for using state electricity

    Police and officials from the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) raided a Bitcoin mining operation illicitly using state electricity, incurring monthly losses of 10 million baht. Despite finding over 700 mining rigs, only 59 were seized, with evidence of the rest being moved. Head of the Photharam Police Station in Ratchaburi, Police Colonel Chatchon Narawutiporn, along with PEA officials executed a…

  • Worker found dead in Chon Buri camp, others mysteriously vanish

    A construction worker was found dead at a work camp in Chon Buri, leading to the mysterious disappearance of other workers. Police are investigating the incident, which happened last night, June 25, and are baffled by the sudden vanishing of many workers from the scene. The incident occurred at 11.36pm yesterday at a construction site in Takhian Tia, Banglamung District,…

  • Thai man caught red-handed sexually assaulting 10 year old niece

    A victim’s grandmother caught a Thai man sexually assaulting his 10 year old niece at her home in the central province of Prachin Buri. The 41 year old rapist, Pornsathit, was caught assaulting a young girl in her home on June 22. The girl’s grandmother had left her alone in the house to tend to chores in the backyard. Upon…

  • Teen stabbed on Pattaya Beach during altercation

    A violent altercation erupted in Pattaya when a local teenager, angered by a perceived slight, stabbed an outsider. The victim was attempting to help a friend when he was attacked. The police are actively pursuing the suspects. At 3.06am today, June 26, Chaowalit Suwanmanee, Deputy Inspector of Pattaya City Police, received a report of a stabbing incident at Pattaya Beach,…

  • Thailand needs to step up its fight against human trafficking

    Thailand remains in Tier 2 on the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, indicating a determined effort to combat human trafficking. The US authority remarked that although Thailand has not met the minimum standards for eradicating trafficking, the government is making significant strides. “The [Thai] government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared with the previous reporting period. These…

  • Teen becomes officer to hunt grandfather’s killer of 16 years

    A 15 year old boy, determined to become a police officer after his grandfather was murdered, spent the next 16 years hunting down the killer until he finally succeeded. This real-life story surpasses any drama. On October 26, 2008, 81 year old farmer Phrom Krodkaew was brutally murdered in Phanom, Surat Thani. That day, Phrom and his wife went to…

  • Singaporean man drugged, robbed by Thai girlfriend in Bangkok

    A Singaporean man filed a complaint against his Thai girlfriend after she allegedly drugged him at a hotel in Bangkok and stole cash and valuables worth over 1 million baht. The Singaporean victim, whose identity remains undisclosed, complained to Huay Kwang Police Station yesterday, June 25. He explained that he met the Thai woman, aged about 30, online and had…

  • Pattaya immigration detain 38 Lao and Vietnamese workers

    Immigration police in Pattaya detained numerous undocumented workers from Laos and Vietnam following complaints from locals. The operation, conducted on June 24 at a market in Soi Phonprapanimit, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chon Buri province, aimed to address concerns about foreign workers allegedly taking jobs from Thai citizens. During the raid, officers discovered 38 individuals (25 men and 13 women)…

  • Thai teacher arrested for sexually assaulting schoolboy for 2 years

    Police yesterday arrested a male Thai teacher who sexually assaulted a 14 year old schoolboy for almost two years at a school in the Klong Toey neighbourhood of Bangkok. The boy’s mother only found out about the abuse on June 20 after the young victim, Nat, could no longer stand his teacher’s behaviour. According to Nat, his 38 year old…

  • Bangkok bust: Metal detector detects Thai man’s homemade gun

    Police apprehended a suspicious man at Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal after a metal detector revealed he was carrying a homemade gun. The suspect, identified as 43 year old Thanet from Samut Prakan, was found with a .38 calibre gun and six bullets. The incident occurred yesterday when the Superintendent of Bang Sue Police Station, Phuwadon Unphon, along with Deputy Superintendent…

  • Police hunt for gunmen in Khon Kaen university dormitory area

    Royal Thai Police (RTP) are urgently tracking down the perpetrators who shot at a university student’s car and a nearby dormitory in Khon Kaen Municipality, causing significant damages. Fortunately, no one was harmed by the shooting in a seemingly peaceful community. Investigators from the Khon Kaen City Police Station today, June 25, visited the scene in Mittraphap Road, to examine…

  • Chilling tragedy: Ice delivery truck crash in Ratchaburi kills three

    An ice delivery truck overturned and collided with a streetlight in Ratchaburi province, resulting in the deaths of three people. Police suspect that the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Surveillance footage confirmed that no other vehicles were involved. Ritthipol Phonsen, an investigative officer at Thung Luang Police Station in Ratchaburi province, received a report of a six-wheeled…

  • 8 Thai women and transwoman arrested in Taiwan for prostitution

    Taiwanese police arrested eight Thai women and a Thai transwoman at a hotel in the Zhongshan district of Taipei City last week for illegal prostitution. Radio Taiwan International (RTI) news agency reported that police officers in Taipei continued to crack down on illegal prostitution in the city after the arrest of 24 Thai women on May 20 at a bar…

  • Former prosecutor indicted for smuggling rhino horns

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) indicted that a former deputy prosecutor was involved in the illegal importation of rhinoceros horns valued at 179 million baht through Suvarnabhumi Airport. The case has been sent to the attorney general for prosecution. Secretary-General of the NACC, and spokesperson, Niwatchai Kasemmongkol announced that the commission had found sufficient grounds to proceed with charges against…

  • Shop owner fatally stabbed chasing thief in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A 27 year old shop owner in Nakhon Ratchasima tragically lost his life after being stabbed seven times while trying to catch a thief. The shop owner’s girlfriend saw the suspect, who had frequently visited the shop, and provided crucial information to the police. Police received a report at around 4am today of a fatal stabbing at a general store…

  • Phuket fraud case crumbles: Dutchman cleared of shopping scam

    Phuket Provincial Court dismissed the case against a 40 year old Dutchman accused of operating a fraudulent shopping mall website scam. He was arrested at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok in February of 2021. Several Thai and foreign residents, primarily from Phuket province and Koh Samui island in Surat Thani province, filed a complaint against the Dutchman, Wesley Halbach, accusing him…

  • Police raid drug party in Bangkok, arrest 29 and seize narcotics

    Police raided a drug party, arresting 29 individuals and seizing a substantial amount of narcotics. The raid also revealed 22 individuals testing positive for drugs, further investigations ultimately led to the arrest of the drug supplier. Police conducted the raid at a building in Wang Thonglang District, Bangkok yesterday morning, uncovering a variety of drugs, including 1.1 kilogrammes of crystal…

  • Surat Thani police crackdown on Euro 2024 illegal gambling

    Surat Thani police chief launched an intensive crackdown on illegal gambling related to the Euro 2024 football tournament to ensure public safety and prevent citizens from falling victim to gambling activities. The event took place outside the Surat Thani Provincial Police Headquarters in Khun Thale, Mueang District. The provincial police commander, Police Major General Soempun Sirikong, led the operation, emphasising…

  • Couple escape police custody, arrested after dramatic manhunt

    A couple involved in a theft case managed to escape from a police station, crossing provincial borders and disguising themselves to evade capture. The husband, driven by sympathy for his wife and their child, orchestrated the breakout. Suspected of theft, 20 year old Naranya was picked up near Sattahip Police Station by a man identified as 36 year old Arthit,…

  • PM Srettha faces corruption probe over asset disclosure

    Political activist Ruangkrai Leekitwattana is pushing for a corruption investigation against Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, accusing him of failing to fully disclose his assets and previous executive roles. Ruangkrai announced his petition to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to investigate potential inconsistencies in the wealth and former position statements submitted by the Thai premier upon assuming office as prime minister…

  • Newborn baby found in bag in Chon Buri prompts investigation

    A newborn baby boy, still with his umbilical cord attached, was discovered abandoned in a bag by the roadside in Chon Buri Province. Local police and rescue teams are now working to identify the mother. Romran Srikraiphak, Deputy Inspector (Investigation) at Koh Chan Police Station in Chon Buri, received a report from villagers at 7am today about a suspicious bag…

  • Government school teacher goes on a car crash rampage

    A teacher driving a pickup truck caused a multi-car accident involving four vehicles yesterday and attempted to flee the scene. A determined female driver pursued the runaway truck. Police eventually apprehended the suspect and conducted an alcohol test. Police Lieutenant Kampa Phanpheng of Mueang Amnat Charoen Police Station reported that around 5.30pm, a pickup truck was involved in a hit-and-run…

  • Deputy school director missing for 10 days amid financial dispute

    The family of a deputy school director, missing for 10 days, is deeply concerned about a possible financial dispute. The father of the missing school director, 72 year old Chalerm Jaisanti of Sri Sai Mun village in Nong Chang Khuen subdistrict, Mueang Lamphun district, reported that his son, 43 year old Ruchakorn Jaisanti, also known as Bank, deputy director of San…

  • Police officer accused of assaulting man in Phatthalung

    A 23 year old man from Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung Province, filed a complaint against a police officer who allegedly assaulted him in his home. The incident occurred at 6.46pm yesterday while the man was cleaning his dog’s kennel. Yanason (surname withheld) reported that while he was cleaning, Chakraphan (surname withheld), a police sergeant from Raman Police Station in Yala,…

  • Thai teen allegedly tricks friend into sex with dealer for free drugs

    Police in the Isaan province of Udon Thani arrested a 15 year old Thai girl and her boyfriend for allegedly tricking a 13 year old friend into having sex with a drug dealer to get free drugs. The 42 year old mother of the 13 year old victim, Bee, took her daughter to Huay Luang Police Station in Udon Thani…

  • DSI slaps Stark CEO with a torrent of charges

    In a dramatic twist to one of Thailand’s largest corporate frauds, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) charged Chanin Yensudchai, former CEO of Stark Corporation, with a slew of serious offences including money laundering and document forgery. Acting DSI Director Yutthana Praedam confirmed the charges also encompass negligence, fraud, embezzlement, and violations of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1992. Despite…

  • Pattaya taxi riders to lose job after gang attack on Russian man

    Mueang Pattaya Police Station officers plan to close a motorcycle taxi shelter outside Central Pattaya shopping mall after a gang attack on a Russian man on Saturday. Previous incidents involving attacks on foreigners have been reported, with Pattaya residents likening the behaviour of the motorcycle taxi drivers to that of a mafia gang. A member of the Move Forward Party…