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Chachoengsao: Traffic chaos – six crashes in two hours. Six injured.
Six accidents, six injured. 24 vehicles damaged. A busy morning in Chachoengsao, just to the east of Bangkok. Traffic chaos reigned in the Muang district this morning (Monday) after 24 vehicles were involved in six accidents. Six people were injured, three of them severely. The first accident occurred in the heart of Muang district at 7.30am when a pickup truck…
Midnight shootout in Bangkok lands drug suspect in hospital
A drug suspect has been severely injured in a gunfight with police in Bang Khen district, north of the Bangkok city centre, early this morning. 33 year old Atthapol Phosuwan from Nakhon Sawan was shot in his left cheek, right thigh and right calf . He was apprehended and rushed to Bhumibol Hospital. A team of motorcycle patrol policemen from Bang…
‘Forest Rescue’ campaign to save trees in and around Bangkok
Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC), a company that invests in, develops, and manages high-quality residential and mixed-use property projects under the brands ‘THE FORESTIAS’, has announced ‘Forest Rescue’, a campaign to save urban trees and highlight the importance of nature and healthy ecosystems. The 70 million baht campaign aims to rescue trees in and around Bangkok and to spotlight…
Thai man arrested in dodgy holiday scam
The Nation is reporting that 38 year old Suthathep Rakchart has been arrested under two warrants issued by the Ayutthaya Court on June 26 and Sukhothai Court on June 27. He’s been arrested on charges of public defrauding. Tourist police have arrested him for allegedly deceiving at least 135 Thai tourists to transfer him 1.5 million baht to pay for trips…
Bangkok: Female’s head and body parts found in bags north-east of city
PHOTOS: Thai Rath The mutilated body of a female has been found in the Soi Klong Samwa, in the north-eastern outer suburbs of Bangkok. Minburi police, forensic experts and members of the Por Teck Tung Foundation headed to the location where the body was found. In a shoulder bag, wrapped in a black rubbish bin liner, was the head of…
Ladyboy job applicant turned down over her sexuality
PHOTO: Sanook A recently graduated lady boy has taken to Facebook to claim that she was turned down for a job at a trading company because she was discriminated against based on their sexuality. She posted a screenshot of an email in which the company said “sorry but we don’t accept type two women” (‘Type Two Women’ is the term…
Meet Bangkok’s friendly neighbourhood midwife
A traffic police captain, trained under a project initiated by HM the late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej, has helped another mother deliver a baby girl. This is the 33rd child born with his assistance. Pol Captain Pichet Wisetchok, a deputy inspector of Traffic Police Sub-division 6, rushed to M Palace Apartment on Soi Chokchai 4 in Bangkok’s Wang Thong Lang district…
Heroin-swallowing smugglers nabbed in Chiang Mai and Bangkok
15.5 kilograms of heroin is a serious amount of illicit narcotics. Six Nepalese and one Indian national have been accused of being members of a transnational drug-trafficking syndicate, They’ve been transporting drugs by having people swallow dozens of capsules containing heroin and were arrested last week. The Nepalese suspects were identified as Singha Bir Gongbotamang, Sudarshan Thapa, Prasad Gurung, Suresh…
Bangkok teen arrested with 8 million pills and a whole lot more!
A 17 year old boy has been arrested in Bangkok with an astonishing amount of illicit drugs. 8,670,000 methamphetamine pills, 37 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 2,822 ecstasy pills, 38 kilograms of crystal ketamine and 569 bottles of ketamine solution. (Probably not all for personal use) Pol General Chalermkiart Sriworakhan says police staked out an apartment on Soi Lard Pra Khao…
Seven die in motorway smash
PHOTOS: @js100radio Seven people have been killed and four others wounded in a multiple-vehicle crash at Chonburi on the Bangkok inbound lane of Motor Way last night (Friday). The accident involving an 18 wheel truck, a 10 wheel truck, an SUV and a pick-up truck at the 57+800 kilometre marker happened around 7pm, resulting in a severe traffic jam.
Dengue claims first victim in Bangkok for 2018
Dengue fever has claimed its first victim of the year in Bangkok, among nearly 2,400 cases reported in the capital. Methipoj Chatamethikul, director of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Health Department, says the victim was a resident of Nong Chok district, Khok Faed subdistrict, but gave no further personal details. Methipoj says dengue had also been detected in two other Nong…
Four arrested with 414,000 methamphetamine pills, ‘ice’, ecstasy tablets and ketamine
Bangkok police arrested three men and a woman on charges of alleged drug trafficking and seized 414,000 methamphetamine pills, 28 kilograms of crystal meth or “ice”, 18,000 ecstasy pills and 1.8 kg of ketamine in two related operations. The arrests were announced at a press conference at the Metropolitan Police Bureau at noon on Thursday. The suspects were all between…
‘Furious Aunties’ receive 1.47 million baht compensation, pending appeal
A Bangkok family could receive more than 1.47 million baht compensation for inconvenience because of the authorities’ failure to prevent “illegal markets” from operating around their house if the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) loses its appeal against a lower court verdict. The Central Administrative Court on Wednesday decided to award compensation to the Saengyoktrakarn family and also ordered the relevant…
Bangkok property trends continue to point upward
Bangkok’s property market continues to show price growth with an eight-point increase in the DDproperty Property Index from 205 to 213 in the first quarter of 2018. A strong opening for 2018, this growth is on the back of an improving economic outlook and an expected increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) this year to 4.2 percent (up 0.3 percent…
10 million meth pills, 398 kg of ‘ice’ seized in Bangkok. Six arrested.
Bangkok police have arrested six suspects and seized a large drug haul of 10 million made-in-Myanmar methamphetamine pills and 398 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine or “ice”. A haul that size led the national police chief, Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda, to hold a press conference this morning (Friday) at the Royal Thai Police headquarters to announce the seizure. Chakthip said police…
Bangkok Airways Phuket Half-Marathon announced
A press conference was held at Limelight Avenue hosted by the Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Teeraphol Thipjaroen, Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung and Deputy Director of the Phuket Office of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Montri Manator. The media gathering was called to announce the Phuket Half-Marathon to be held on August 5. The marathon is part of Bangkok Airways…
One night in Bangkok – 45 arrested for drugs and 91 for street racing
It’s been a busy night in Bangkok with nearly 140 people detained or arrested over street racing and others testing positive for illicit drugs at just one late night venue. Ninety-one motorcyclists and pillion riders were arrested las night (Friday) in an ongoing crackdown on street racing in the capital. Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal, the deputy commissioner of the Tourist…
French man killed trying to stop a fight in Bangkok
PHOTO: Thai Visa Sanook website is reporting today (May 3) that police were notified that a foreign man had been stabbed to death at a bar in a guesthouse in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. See story here Sanook Witness at the scene told police that a Thai man named only as ‘Pae’ was drinking alcohol with his girlfriend last evening until…
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