Crime

Latest news about crime in Thailand

  • Phuket man threatens wife from leaving house at knifepoint

    A man in Phuket allegedly used a knife to threaten his wife and prevent her from leaving their house yesterday. Kathu Police said they were alerted that a man was using a knife to force his wife to remain inside the house on Soi Ketho Soi 6, The Phuket News reported. Fifteen officers arrived at the house with long-handled prongs.…

  • Man arrested for stealing over 10 million baht in valuables at a fitness centre

    A thief who stole over 10 million baht of valuables from a businessman at a fitness centre two weeks ago was arrested yesterday. The man pretended to be a fitness centre customer, stole safety box keys, and duplicated the keys to complete a series of thefts. On Tuesday, January 10, 35 year old businessman, Sathit, filed a complaint at Mueang Nonthaburi…

  • Famous Belgian murderer Robert Beijer arrested in Pattaya, Thailand

    Convicted murderer and suspect in Belgium’s infamous ‘Brabant Killers‘ case of the 1980s – Robert Beijer – has been arrested in Pattaya, Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand. Robert Beijer, a former state policeman, was convicted of murdering and robbing an Antwerp diamond dealer in 1995 along with Madani Bouhouche. Beijer was sentenced to 14 years but was let out early…

  • US police officer asks appeals court to overturn George Floyd murder conviction

    The US police officer who was convicted of murdering unarmed black man George Floyd has asked the court to overturn his murder conviction. Derek Charuvin argued to the appeals court that the extreme media attention and potential for riots had deprived him of a “fair” trial. According to NDTV.com, the 46 year old was convicted of murder in Minnesota back…

  • Cambodian thieves snatch Japanese man’s bag on flight to Thailand

    Two Cambodian thieves snatched a Japanese man’s bag on a flight to Thailand from Cambodia yesterday. His belongings included a luxury bag, Sennheiser, Sony wireless headphones, an Apple iPad, 11,240 baht, and 186,000 yen (about 47,000 baht). The unnamed victim said the thieves were seated in the same row as him on the flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport from Phenom Penh.…

  • Bank of Thailand warns of elevated financial cybercrime risk

    The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is warning consumers and banks of an elevated financial cybercrime risk. The warning comes after a man claimed that he had lost 101,560 baht from his bank account after using a public charging outlet. The BoT denied the claim after conducting an investigation and said it believes the theft occurred because the man was a…

  • University student shot dead on a Bangkok footpath

    Two unidentified gunmen shot dead a university student in a drive-by shooting while the victim was walking on a Phaya Thai Road footpath in Bangkok on Saturday. Police are still searching for the gunmen. A security camera in front of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Chulalongkorn University captured the shooting incident on Saturday, January 14 at about 8.40pm. Two men…

  • Thai court denies bail to alleged Singaporean Forex-3D scammer

    Today, Thailand‘s Criminal Court denied bail to the alleged Singaporean Forex-3D scammer who was nabbed by police at Phuket Airport as he tried to flee the country on Monday. He was taken straight to Bangkok Remand Prison. The accused, 32 year old Daryl Cai Yonghui, is charged with “public fraud” and “inputting false information into a computer system in a…

  • Bank of Thailand blames dating app for phone hacking

    The Bank of Thailand (BoT) denied a claim made on social media that a man lost money from his bank account after recharging his phone at a public outlet. BoT believes the theft occurred because the man was a victim of a malware attack. Police also attributed the theft to malware, stating that the user had downloaded an unsafe dating…

  • 66 year old monk accused of raping 12 year old novice

    A 66 year old monk is on the run from a temple in the central province of Prachin Buri after being accused of raping and sexually abusing a 12 year old novice for more than six months. The scandal emerged after the novice visited a hospital due to a complaint about an anus infection. The 12 year old was sent to…

  • ACD commander dedicated to revitalising corruption battle

    The Anti-Corruption Division (ACD) in Thailand says they currently changing to transform it into a high-calibre unit that can combat corruption effectively. A team of ACD officers recently arrested Rutchada Suriyakul Na Ayutya, the director-general of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. The scandal made headlines and the ACD became the centre of attention, causing its commander…

  • Don’t fall for Chinese New Year scam, warns Thai police

    Thai Cyber Police sent out a warning about a Chinese New Year-themed online scam after dozens of victims reported having their bank accounts hacked and drained. Yesterday, Thailand’s Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) issued a warning via Facebook about a ‘Free Red Envelope’ scam. During the upcoming Chinese New Year – or Lunar New Year – holidays, one popular tradition is…

  • Phuket Police post, then delete, warning to women, trans people

    Residents of the Thalang district in Phuket are confused over a vague warning that was issued – and then removed – by the Sakoo Police. A post by the police warned people to be cautious, especially women and transgenders who live alone, as there have been recent reports of “dangers” in the area. The Sakoo Police advised individuals to ensure…

  • Police raid illegal Chinese electronic waste warehouses

    Police raided three warehouses after receiving an air pollution complaint from locals in Pathum Thani province near Bangkok. Officers found a huge amount of electronic waste in the warehouses and discovered that two of them were operated illegally by Chinese citizens. Police from Lam Luke Ka Police Station and officers from the Pathum Thani Provincial Industry Office raided the three…

  • Pervy London cop pleads guilty to dozens of rape and assault offenses

    A pervy London cop is drawing outrage after pleading guilty to dozens of rapes and assaults, news outlets reported yesterday. The pervy cop, 48 year old David Carrick, pleaded guilty to 49 offences, including 24 rapes. Other charges included assault, attempted rape, and false imprisonment in connection to the attacks, and coercive and controlling behaviour. Carrick committed his heinous crimes…

  • Court rules 8 years in prison for Thai man who dumped model’s body in Bangkok condo lobby

    Thailand‘s Court of Appeal upholds an eight-year prison sentence for a man convicted of abducting an unconscious woman and dumping her dead body in the lobby of his condo in Bangkok over three years ago. In September 2019, models Rachadech “Nam Un” Wongtabutr and Thitima “Lalabelle” Noraphanphiphat were both hired to provide entertainment at a house party in Bang Bua…

  • Viral video shows Phuket gang attack a teen after reported motorbike collision

    Another video of a teenage fight is making rounds on Thai social media. A video went viral on social media on Sunday of a large group of Phuket teens attacking another teen after a reported motorbike collision. The incident happened in Saphan Hin park. The video’s poster, under the Facebook name JP Karaged, said a teenager ran his motorbike into…

  • Murder case of northern ethnic teen activist to be tried in Thailand’s Supreme Court

    The murder case of a 17 year old, ethnic teen activist is set to be heard by Thailand’s Supreme Court. Family members of Chaiyaphum Pasae filed the suit which was accepted for consideration by the Supreme Court. Chaiyaphum was an ethnic, Lahu activist who worked to promote indigenous rights in northern Thailand. He was allegedly shot and killed by military…

  • Thai woman allegedly defrauds American PPE company of 239 million baht

    An American PPE company alleges that a Thai woman defrauded them of a staggering 239 million baht (US$8 million) in a high-profile public fraud case centred around rubber gloves. On February 18, 2021, US Company Quick Aid LLC wired 239 million Thai baht to a private Thai company named Singhaseni Group Co., Ltd. The Thai company had a single 45…

  • Man allegedly beats Russian ex-girlfriend in Phuket

    A man allegedly beat his Russian ex-girlfriend in Phuket, a local news outlet reported yesterday. The victim, 32 year old Julia Bolshakova, reported to Chalong Police on January 13, immediately after she left Chalong Hospital following the attack. A medical report confirmed multiple contusions from Bolshakova’s ex punching her in her face and head. Bolshakova appealed to the police for…

  • Perverted teacher sacked after sending video of underage sex acts to school chat group

    A perverted teacher who had sex with underage children in Nakhon Ratchasima and accidentally sent videos of the acts to a group chat has been sacked while a police investigation is underway. The teacher allegedly tried to commit suicide when the news broke. The unnamed arts teacher at Non Sungsritani Secondary School in Non Sung district in Nakhon Ratchasima, Isaan,…

  • Silicone strips seized stopping safety-sacrificing surgeries

    Officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) teamed up with police on a raid of several plastic surgery clinics and a manufacturer’s warehouse to confiscate a large number of counterfeit silicone pieces. The joint operation was announced on Monday by the FDA Secretary-General and the Deputy Chief of the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD). Previous raids had been carried…