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  • Bang Lamung takes break from chlamydia, gonorrhea to deal with dengue fever, Covid, monkeypox

    Chon Buri is wrestling with a severe outbreak of dengue fever. Local health officials confirmed more than 2,900 cases of the disease, with three fatalities reported in the past week. The alarming statistics were announced during a health situation update conference held in Bang Lamung District on September 4. Bang Lamung District’s Public Health Officer, Kitti Bunrattanate, disclosed the distressing…

  • Thai police bust child prostitution ring operating via Twitter in eastern Thailand

    The Royal Thai Police apprehended five individuals, including three women aged 20, 28, and 19, allegedly involved in human trafficking and child prostitution. in eastern Thailand. The suspects were reportedly using a Twitter account to lure underage girls into the sex trade in Rayong province. The police acted on this information and successfully staged a sting operation, rescuing a 15…

  • Kicked to death: Thai man’s deadly assault outside store leads to arrest in Rayong (video)

    Police arrested a Thai man who kicked a victim to death in front of a convenience store in the Pluak Daeng district in the eastern province of Rayong. Pluak Daeng Police Station officers and rescuers rushed to the scene to try and rescue the victim, 32 year old Supitcha Bhumphat on Monday, August 21, but found he had already succumbed…

  • Temperatures soar: Heated argument between air-con techs turns into stabbing frenzy over alleged flirting

    Despite being air conditioning technicians, two men were unable to cool down when a heated dispute over a woman escalated into a violent confrontation that ended in a stabbing. In Chon Buri, the two techs turned on each other when one accused the other of flirting with his wife. Somjai, a 28 year old technician stabbed his 30 year old…

  • Thai woman reportedly commits suicide with 2 sons in East Thailand

    A Thai woman discovered the lifeless bodies of her older sister with her two sons inside the bathroom after she committed suicide at home in the Baan Chang district in the eastern province of Rayong. A charcoal stove was found nearby their bodies. The Baan Chang Police Station officers and rescuers investigated the scene after being notified by the decease’s…

  • Student barred from classes over political disagreements with school teacher

    A Chon Buri school student has reportedly been banned from attending history classes, due to political views that conflict with those of the teacher. The matter was brought to the office of the district’s primary education area by Yodchai Pungporn, a distant MP along with the child’s mother, who expressed concern over the impact this might have on the child’s…

  • Monk’s plea: Thai woman scams 78 year old monk of 800,000 baht

    A 78 year old Thai monk from Rat Samakkhi Temple in Chon Buri urged police to track down a woman who swindled over 800,000 baht from him. The monk added that he will forgive her and stop the legal process if she presents herself to the police and take responsibility for her actions. The community leader, Yotsadhammo Puangsisang, accompanied the…

  • Man kills wife, drags body to forest, arrested on return to crime scene

    In a gruesome act of domestic violence, a man assaulted and killed his wife, discarding her body in the forest behind their house. Returning to the crime scene, he was swiftly apprehended by the police and confessed to the crime, sparked by rage over her communication with another man on the phone. The tragic event took place around 6..0pm yesterday.…

  • Chinese man found in pond bound, beaten, and murdered

    The lifeless body of a Chinese man has been discovered in a pond in Rayong, sending shockwaves through the community. The unsettling murder presented a grim scene, with the victim, identified as 26 year old Chinese national Tang Zongfei, exhibiting visible head injuries and being covered by a black cloth. Furthermore, the Chinese man’s limbs were ensnared by wires, heightening…

  • Illegal pork smuggling operation busted: Over 10 tonnes seized

    An illegal pork shop in Chon Buri province has been raided by a special squad from the Department of Livestock Development, local police, and officials from the Consumer Protection Police (CPP). A staggering total of approximately 10,307.4 kilograms of unauthorized pork had been smuggled into the shop from Nakhon Pathom and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces. This illicit practice breaches sanitary regulations,…

  • Dead body of Chinese man found in wastewater pond in Rayong, police reel in murder probe

    A security guard discovered the dead body of a Chinese man floating in the Bueang Pradit Wastewater Treatment Pond in the Amata City Rayong Industrial Estate in the eastern province of Rayong. Police suspect he was murdered as severed wounds were found on the body. The security guard stumbled upon the dead body of the Chinese man, 30 year old…

  • Temple scam: Thai abbot & Chinese nationals caught in 273 million baht fake amulet scheme

    The Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police (RTP) made public that the RTP seized 273 million baht from a Thai abbot and a group of Chinese nationals for selling fake amulets to Chinese tourists at the Buddhist monastery called Kaho Chi Chan or Big Buddha Mountain in Chon Buri province. More than 20 Thai and Chinese people are under…

  • Thao Wessuwan deity blessing wins Rayong woman 400,000 baht lottery

    Religious blessings and the luck of the lottery are two common targets for sceptics. But one Thai woman is a believer, after performing rituals to the Thai deity Thao Wessuwan and subsequently winning the lottery for what she says is the fourth or fifth consecutive time. On the morning of July 3, at Wat Noen Suk (also known as the Wat…

  • Thai navy frigate HTMS Naresuan sustains 100 million baht damage in port collision

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) frigate, HTMS Naresuan, sustained considerable damage when its left gunwale collided with the quay at the industrial port of Map Ta Phut, located in Rayong province’s Muaeng district. This incident happened earlier today, during the frigate’s departure from the wharf. Details of the announcement were provided by the spokesperson for the RTN, Admiral Pokkrong Monthatphalin.…

  • Rayong man arrested with 70,000 meth pills despite daughter’s pleas

    A Thai man from Rayong province was arrested by officials from the Bang Lamung Police Station, in Chon Buri province. This incident saw law enforcement confiscating over 70,000 methamphetamine tablets from the man’s Rayong residence. The man’s young daughter was present during this event, and in an emotional plea, asked the officials to let her father go, promising to behave…

  • Jet ski rider disappears in Bang Pakong River, near Bangkok

    A tragic incident unfolded in Bang Pakong, east of Bangkok, where a well-respected jet ski rider vanished without a trace. Rescuers were alerted to the missing man after locals who had been cutting saplings on the riverbank spotted an abandoned jet ski mid-river. Despite an extensive overnight search which lasted more than nine hours, authorities have yet to locate the…

  • Thai women’s harrowing flood ordeal in car shared online (video)

    A harrowing ordeal involving two friends in a car during a sudden flood in the eastern Rayong province recently made waves in the world of social media. The video footage, revealing intense rainfall leading to an unexpected deluge, went viral almost instantly after one individual named @userwjbvropsex89 posted it on TikTok yesterday. @userwjbvropsex89 #น้ำท่วมระยอง #ฝนตกน้ําท่วม #ปิ่นทอง6 #ไทยคูน #ระยอง ♬ เสียงต้นฉบับ –…

  • 5 injured as heavy rain obscures vision, school-bound motorcycles collide in Trat, Thailand

    In a recent incident, two motorcycles collided head-on amid heavy rain near a school in Thailand, resulting in injuries to five individuals. The accident was reported at 7.10am today and police are investigating the cause. Both motorcycles were heading to school at the time of the accident and due to the poor visibility, the drivers did not see each other.…

  • Thao Wessuwan spirit invocation ceremony in Rayong draws devout Buddhists and tourists

    Amidst a downpour, villagers assembled for a traditional ‘Thao Wessuwan’ spirit invocation ceremony at the Wat Noen Suk temple, also known as Wat Laok, in Rayong province yesterday. The event, led by Anan Nakniyom, the Deputy Governor of Rayong, saw participation from various government and private sector organisations, as well as devout local Buddhists. The temple area turned into a…

  • Undocumented foreign workers caught in East Thailand: Illegal entry attempt foiled

    Police in Chanthaburi, East Thailand, apprehended six undocumented foreign workers attempting to enter the country illegally. This action took place amid a nationwide crackdown in response to a directive by the Ministry of Labour, allowing for the registration of foreign labourers in the country. The apprehended individuals were caught following a high-speed pursuit. Under the command of Superintendent Khemarin Phitsamai…

  • Derailment of cement-laden train near Bangkok causes transport chaos

    A train derailment caused havoc with a train crashing into a signal tower, and blocking essential transport routes in the eastern province of Chachoengsao, east of Bangkok. The incident unfolded at approximately 2.40am today. The enquiry was led by Kritsata Soamorm, a patrol officer from Mueang Chachoengsao Police Station. The scene was a picture of chaos: A blue-branded diesel train,…

  • Thailand’s Zoological Park Organization hosts first ‘To Be A Zoo Vet’ event

    Thailand’s Zoological Park Organization organised its first annual experience-based educational event, ‘To Be A Zoo Vet.’ The initiative was aimed at offering hands-on experiences to budding veterinarians in real zoological settings. The event unfolded over two days from July 15 at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo, located in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha district. The innovative camp was attended by 20…

  • Chon Buri resident’s lucky escape from giant lizard lurking in toilet

    In a surprising experience, a resident of the Bang Nang community in Chon Buri’s Phan Thong district encountered an outsized lizard in his toilet. He was fortunate enough to evade a potential bite after doing his business as usual and alerted others of the lurking danger with detailed posts on social media. Late at night, when Tiwa Kheawsom was using…

  • Horrendous car accident takes life of 33 year old man in Chachoengsao

    A tragic car accident today claimed the life of a 33 year old man on the road in Chachoengsao province. The victim was rushing to pick up his girlfriend and nephew for work when his car lost control and collided with an electric pole. Upon being notified of the incident, Sergeant Dechrit Sreekacha of Bang Khla Police Station rushed to…

  • Tragic revelation: Husband’s confession uncovers dark history of domestic abuse in wife’s murder

    The husband of a 44 year old woman found dead in her rented room confessed to her murder and shed on a history of domestic abuse. The police took note of the fact that the deceased had lodged three complaints against her husband for physical abuse. The accused husband, now in custody, confessed to the murder, stating that their escalating…

  • Illegal scallop fishing operation smashed in Trat, culprits face legal proceedings

    The Department of Marine Resources arrested several illegal fishing culprits, seizing 3 kilogrammes of scallops in Ban Pred Nai, Trat Province. The suspects’ boat and fishing tools were subsequently handed over to investigation officers for prosecution according to the law. This occurred today and was actioned by the Marine and Coastal Resources Office 1, in cooperation with the Marine National…

  • Chon Buri van collision leaves 5 injured in early morning accident

    In the early hours of this morning, a collision between two vans in Chon Buri province led to five people being injured. Police and emergency services from Samed Police Station were alerted to the crash at a red light intersection in Samed, Mueang Chon Buri, at around 5am. En route to pick up employees, the driver of a Toyota van…

  • Chon Buri police and victims seek joint probe in extortion case worth 140 million baht

    Chon Buri Police and the Victims’ Crime Aid Society president, Achariya Ruangratanapong, lodged a formal complaint at the Attorney General’s Office calling for a joint investigation into a 140 million baht extortion gambling case. The plea was made today, alleging that several officers unfairly faced accusations in the scandal. Achariya highlighted that several police officers, innocently implicated, have been summoned…

  • Flaming friendship: 12 year old boy scorched by friend’s alcohol attack in central Thailand

    In a shocking incident from Chachoengsao, a 12 year old boy suffered severe burns covering 70% of his body after his friend doused him in alcohol while burning rubbish. The offending child’s mother, a teacher by profession, tried to settle the case by paying 2,000 baht (US$57) and suggesting the victim’s family report the incident to the police. The traumatising…

  • Nightmare in Nikom Pattana: Man flees home as walls collapse in deluge

    A young man was forced to flee his home in the middle of the night after the walls collapsed due to heavy rain, likening the experience to a tsunami scene in a film. While he managed to escape with two dogs, he called on the media to report the incident as he was unsure of his legal rights and who…