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Police arrest 3 Chon Buri gamblers for violating Covid-19 emergency decree – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Pu Kerd Malui / The Pattaya News

Police in the eastern province of Chon Buri have arrested 3 gamblers, accused of violating the Covid-19 emergency decree. Officers were responding to a tip-off from a member of the public concerned about the spread of the virus.

VIDEO: Thai Rath

The Pattaya News reports that the arrests took place at a property in the Baan Suan sub-district. Officers arrived to find 3 people drinking alcohol, who denied they were gambling. However, a subsequent search by police revealed that the 3 were carrying cards and dice.

They were taken into custody and have confessed to gambling offences. They face charges of illegal gambling and violating the Covid-19 emergency decree. The penalty for violating the decree is a fine of up to 100,000 baht and/or up to 2 years’ imprisonment.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    The police are really grubbing for money now. Three!
    Are they really a covid risk?
    Did they lock them in the cell, or with six others?
    Or do the covid risk not apply when they are captured?

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      dispensed

      Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      This is like living in the middle ages (or in Singapore). The media shaming of people’s routine leisure activities as selfish and dangerous has become equivalent to pillorying.

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    Gosport

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    That is not gamble in Thailand, that map style gambling is Cambodian style.

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While tending to his land and preparing to cut down some banana trees, a Chon Buri man came across a massive 6-metre-long, 100-kilogram python. 8 people worked together to pull the giant snake out from the vegetation. The python tried numerous times to escape. It took around 30 minutes to catch the snake.

The landowner told Thai media reporters that the area is frequented by workers and he was surprised a large python was nearby. While there tends to be snakes in the area, he’s never seen a snake this big.

“We were cleaning the area before we were surprised to discover the python. We have always had snakes in this area occasionally but never one quite on this scale, especially in a garden and farming area that is frequented by local residents.”

Animal rescuers were called to the seen and took the giant python to a secluded forest away from locals.

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An 18 year old motorbike driver has been killed after ploughing his bike into the back of a parked truck. The Pattaya News reports that the incident took place at the weekend, in the eastern province of Chon Buri.

Emergency workers arrived at the scene in the Baan Suan sub-district to find Sahapat Tippuang with serious head injuries. It’s understood the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, but it came off in the course of the accident. The motorbike was severely damaged.

The 19 year old truck driver, Akkaradet Sangprach, says he had pulled over to the side of the road to check directions for where he was going.

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Police are reviewing CCTV footage as part of their investigation.

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PHOTO: Thai Rath

A zoo in the eastern province of Chon Buri is inviting people to vote on the name of a baby pygmy hippopotamus born last month. Anuphong Anont from Khao Kheow Open Zoo says the baby made its first public appearance yesterday.

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The zoo is home to 10 hippos and now 8 pygmy hippos, which are a tenth of the size of regular hippos. Among the zoo’s residents is Mali, Thailand’s oldest hippopotamus, who is 55 years old. Visitors to the zoo are being asked to choose from 2 potential names for the latest arrival, with voting taking place on the facility’s Facebook page.

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