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Phuket encroacher is handed down 10 year sentence

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PHOTO: Nai Yang Beach, just part of the coastal land along Phuket’s north-west coastline

The Department of Special Investigation have successfully prosecuted an encroachment case involving land on Phuket’s north-west coast. The Criminal Court handed down a 10 year sentence to Anek Lipracha, a prime suspect in a case involving encroachment of 93 rai of coastal land in Sirinat Marine National Park in Phuket.

The court originally sentenced Anek to 15 years in prison but commuted the sentence to 10 years because he confessed to the charges. He was found guilty of violating both the National Reserved Forest Act and the Criminal Code.

He was found guilty of using false documentation to defraud officials into issuing land title deeds for the coastal strip of land. The land referred to in the case was public land belonging to the national park.

Sirinat National Park is on the northwestern coast of Phuket Island, in Thailand. Its pine-fringed beaches include Nai Thon, at the southern end, and Nai Yang, near Phuket International Airport. Mai Khao Beach is home to nesting turtles, including leatherbacks and hawksbills. Tropical coral reefs cluster in the waters offshore. In the north, past Sai Kaew Beach, mangrove forests shelter birds such as kingfishers.

The verdict was read out this week and automatically nullifies the title deeds issued in the national park. The court has also demanded the other people involved leave the encroached land under question.

Back in 2012 the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department called on the DSI to investigate potential forest encroachment committed by Anek along with seven other suspects.

The DSI accused Anek of using Sor Khor 1 land occupancy documents to apply to officials to issue land title deeds. A later investigation, including aerial photos, showed the areas listed on the papers were “different plots of land”.

The court says that the suspect was liable to a 12 year jail term over the conviction of illegal land occupation. Additionally he would serve two years for using false documents and an additional year for deceiving state officials – a total of 15 years.

The judge said that, because he had admitted to the crime and shown remorse, the court would commute the punishment to 10 years.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Mystery surrounds security guard found dead in his Phuket room

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The security guard of a hotel in Nai Yang, northern Phuket, 52 year old Yingyot Butsabong, from Maha Sarakham province, was found dead yesterday (October 16) in his room. Police remain mystified how the man came to grief.

A woman named Supattra received a call from the hotel he worked at and was informed that he didn’t show up at work yesterday, so she went to his apartment to check on him.

She saw that his room was locked from the inside, so used the key she had in her possession to open the room and found Yingyot laying on the floor, face down. She thought he was just sleeping so she tried to wake him up but once she flipped him, she found that he already passed away.

She immediately called Saku police, and once on the scene, police found that there was some blood on the floor. The man had a 2 centimetre wound on his left eyebrow which was deep into his skull. There was also a wound on his chin about 1 centimetre long and about a centimetre deep. His left eye had a bruise which looked like he was attacked by a hard object.

Police report that he had been dead for around four hours in the room.

The room was not ransacked and there was no sign of fighting or theft. His body has been sent to Thalang Hospital for a detailed autopsy and to look into the cause of death.

SOURCE: Phuket Hot News

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Drug dealer on the run for 20 years arrested by Thai immigration

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PHOTO: The new biometrics working at Phuket international Airport – The Thaiger

A female drug dealer who evaded capture for almost 20 years has been nabbed after a spate of recent arrests carried out by Thai immigration police. Thai Residents reports that the criminal court issued an arrest warrant for the woman, Chatamach, back in 2000, for possession of methamphetamine pills with intent to supply.

While on bail, she absconded and flew to Australia, where she was reportedly known as Miss Wang. Chatamach managed to remain in the country long enough to gain Australian citizenship.

This month, Thai immigration’s biometric system showed that Chatamach had recently re-entered the country, leading to her being tracked down and arrested. Immigration police have also arrested ten foreigners suspected of various crimes using the new biometrics systems at airports.

Two Nigerian men were charged with illegally entering Thailand and are suspected to have ties with a gang responsible for a romance scam operation carried out over a two year period that netted over 2 million baht.

A Russian man linked to a fraud case in his home country has been arrested in Chonburi province. It’s understood the man is wanted for a construction scam in Russia costing over 20 million baht.

Also arrested were seven foreign women accused of involvement in prostitution in Pattaya’s Walking Street.

Thai Residents reports that three of the women are Egyptian, two are from Uzbekistan and three others are from Uganda.

SOURCE: INN News | Thai Residents

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Over 100 million baht worth of assets seized from Thai drug dealers

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The homes of three alleged drug traffickers have been raided in a joint operation between Thai police and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Thai Residents reports that two of the alleged drug traffickers are women and the raids took place in Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi and Sukothai provinces.

It’s understood that more than 100 million baht worth of assets has been seized, 6 million of which was in cold hard cash. Officers also confiscated nine cars, four motorbikes, ten watches, gold, and sixteen bank books showing 25 million baht between them.

The DEA’s role in Thailand is to support the Thai government’s anti-narcotics drive while working to track down those responsible for trafficking illegal drugs to the US and other countries. It has three Thai offices, located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Udon Thani in the north-east, which also coordinate DEA operations in Laos and Cambodia.

These latest raids are reported to be the largest such operation this year.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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