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Romance scammer arrested for overstaying his visa by four years

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Thai police have continued their crackdown on foreign criminals, especially romance scammers, call-centre fraudsters and visa over-stayers, with the latest arrest of a 30 year old Nigerian man who was found to have overstayed his welcome in Thailand by nearly four years.

Nigerian Cory Samuel Madubuchi, who was arrested in Nonthaburi, was also found to have 57 money transaction slips and a cell phone with photos of good-looking white men.

National police deputy chief Pol General Rungroj Saengkhram and acting head of Thai immigration police, Maj-General Surachate Hakparn, instructed officers to continue the crackdown on foreign criminals and over-stayers.

A police source also revealed that 16 romance scam suspects (including two foreigners and 14 Thais) and three Thais accused of call-centre fraud, were arrested in an operation from November 5 to 9.

The call-centre scammers make phone calls to target victims claiming to be state officials accusing the victims for violating the law and demanding the victims wire money from their bank accounts for “investigation”.

The romance scam involves people with fake identities, often white males, contacting female victims online and tricking them into wiring money to them to pay for an import tariff and fee for the purported delivery of a gift from overseas.

STORY: The Nation



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New additions to the Thailand Michelin foodie guide

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by Khetsirin Pholdhampalit

Thai street food eatery Jay Fai has retained its one Michelin star for the second consecutive year and the legendary Thai restaurant Methavalai Sorndaeng is among the new 10 additions to have been awarded one star, according to the announcement of eateries making it the second edition of Michelin Guide Bangkok.

No restaurant has achieved the coveted highest three-star rating.All three two-starred restaurants in the inaugural edition, namely Gaggan, Le Normandie and Mezzaluna have retained their stars, while Suhring has been upgraded from one to two stars.

The little red guide has been extended to cover the best dining venues in the Southern provinces of Phuket and Phang Nga for its 2019 edition.

However, Pru restaurant in Phuket is the only restaurant in the two Southern provinces to have been awarded one star.

The other 14 restaurants in both cities, such as the famous venues of Raya and Chomchan received Bib Gourmand awards for being ‘good value for money’.

In addition to Methavalai Sorndaeng and Pru, other new one-starred additions include Le Du, Gaa, Canvas, R.Haan, Saawan, Sorn, Ruen Panya, and Suan Thip.

Dining venues in Bangkok’s neighbouring provinces of Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and Samut Prakan are also covered in this new edition.

New additions to the Thailand Michelin foodie guide | News by The Thaiger

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Don’t complain about the oranges. Market customer shot after complaint.

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A Pathum Thani fruit vendor has been arrested today shortly after she allegedly shot and killed a customer who complained of “rotten oranges” at her market store, just north of Bangkok.

Klong Luang police were alerted to the shooting at 8am inside the Iyara Market in Pathum Thani’s Klong Luang district.

Police say 30 year old Saranya Saksaeng was shot once on the chest and three times on the abdomen. She was rushed to Thammasat University’s hospital where she died.

The fruit vendor, 38 year old Tip Raseemuang, was arrested at her shop and a .38 revolver was found on her with four spent ammunition shells.

Tip said she shot the customer out of anger because she accused her of selling rotten oranges. She said she became angry after Saranya threw oranges that she bought in front of the shop and hurled abuse at her.

Tip said she lost her temper and pulled out her revolver from the drawer of her desk and shot Saranya. She waited for police at the scene.

STORY: The Nation

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Four arrested over fake painkillers

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Heard of Tradol and Tindol? They are versions of painkiller drugs, generic names of the originals. They might also be fake.

Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly producing and selling the fake painkillers after police and officials from the Food and Drug Administration Office (FDA) raided a factory in Bangkok.

FDA officials and police from the Taskforce for Information Technology Crime Suppression raided HK Pharmaceutical Co and HK Medicine Co on Chak Phra Road, Taling Chan, and seized chemicals and several items for making fake Tramadol painkiller.

The fake drug was labelled as Tindol and Tradol.

44 year old Papawin Nithimethawin, the owner of the factory, his wife 40 year old Tipasiri Jaturongsamrin, and two employees were arrested.

One of the employees was identified as Thiansin Sakwatcharaprakorn, the main salesman of the fake drugs. The other arrested employee was Thiansin’s son, 23 year old Thanpong Sakwatcharapakorn.

FDA secretary general Tharet Kratnairawiwong said Tramadol is a controlled drug and each drug store can have no more than 1,000 Tramadol pills at a time, and each buyer can purchase no more than 20 pills at a time.

Tharet said the factory made the Tradol and Tindol drug in violation of the Tramadol copyright and without receiving a licence from the FDA.

SOURCE: The Nation

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