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2 year old child among 2 killed in Chon Buri collision

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2 people have died and another 4 have been injured in a collision between 2 vehicles in the eastern province of Chon Buri. The Pattaya News reports that one of the dead is a 2 year old girl. The incident, between a black sedan and a white pick-up truck, occurred in the Koh Chan district, in the north east of the province.

An unnamed 2 year old girl and a 48 year old male, named as Boonkom Ronrueangrit, both sustained serious injuries and were pronounced dead by the time they arrived at a local hospital. 4 others were injured in the collision. The injured include 2 women, 40 year old Nong Nuch, and 39 year old Nid Klinmut, as well as a 27 year old male, Boonchai Sawatdeemongkon. An unnamed 3 year old girl is also among the injured. All 4 are now being treated in hospital.

Chon Buri police have launched an investigation into the incident. Initial reports say CCTV footage shows the black car appearing to lose control and veering into the opposite lane, before ploughing into the white pick-up.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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6 face extortion charges after allegedly posing Thai immigration police officers

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Police have arrested 3 people and issued arrest warrants for 3 others on extortion charges after they allegedly posed immigration police officers in Rayong and visited business owners with migrant staff, asking them for money.

Police say 6 men wearing immigration police uniforms visited business owners in Rayong on September 15. They allegedly asked for money from the businesses with migrant labourers. Using surveillance camera footage, police say the men met at a petrol station on Khao Lam Road in Chon Buri’s Sriracha district before getting into 3 cars and driving off to Rayong. Police say the men met again at the petrol station in the afternoon.

Investigators were able to track down 3 of the suspects and found the immigration police uniforms they allegedly used. The men face charges of impersonating police officers and extortion. They’ve issued arrest warrants for the 3 others allegedly involved.

“From the footage, we have managed to track down and arrest 3 suspects namely Wisanu or Saneh (45), Ekachai or Dum (36) and Ratchanon or Bank (32). We also found a Toyota pickup truck and the police uniforms that they used on that day.”

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Chon Buri fire kills 1, injures another

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A building in Chon Buri caught fire yesterday afternoon, killing 1 person and seriously injuring another. The fire started on the second floor of the 4 storey building on Pattaya’s Sukhumvit Road and it took firefighters an hour to extinguish.

The second floor was destroyed and a burnt body was found in one of the rooms. Another person was severely injured and taken to the hospital. Police have been unable to identify the burnt body at this stage.

Investigators are still trying to identify the body and determine the cause of the fire. Witnesses nearby say they saw smoke coming out from the building’s second floor before the flames became visible.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Illegal gambling site taken down after raids, alleged earnings up to 10 billion baht

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Billion, with a ‘B’. A group of 6 Thais have been arrested over the operation of an allegedly lucrative illegal online gambling website. The website, since closed down, was called ‘Marwin Net.com’ which was allegedly connected with previous raids in Chon Buri. Police claim that the gambling ring has generated an astonishing 10 billion baht.

The online gambling ring is facing charges of the illegal operation of the gambling website and money laundering.

Police report that they seized 50 million baht in cash, 8 luxury cars, 5 guns and ammunition. The suspects were arrested in Chon Buri, Koh Samui and Bangkok. Police say that another suspect is currently at large having fled Thailand. Police say they will be seeking the assistance of transnational police.

The national raids were co-ordinated by the Thai Commando Police and were conducted during the past week in different locations around the country.

6 Thai nationals were arrested and remain in custody for the alleged operation of the gambling ring – 27 year old Kietisak Jaroensuk, owner of the web domain, 27 year old Surin Kaewsangthong, 27 year old Jaruwan Pumpuang, 28 year old Nattaphon Kumsap, 27 year old Chalita Pitaksakunsasem and 28 year old Taweephong Suksuwanphon.

Police told The Pattaya News that the server for the web domain was operated offshore. They say that the gambling ring is run by the same operator who was raided 2 years ago in Chon Buri. Although the domain owners changed the name of the website they still retained the same URL.

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