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Man gets caught in crossfire in rival gang clash, grenade explodes in his hand

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As rival gangs exchanged gunfire at a Chanthaburi province fruit market, a man tried to break up the fight by holding up a grenade and threatening to use it. The plan backfired. 34 year old Thammarat Suntorn was shot multiple times in the crossfire and the grenade ended up exploding in his hand.

Thammarat was severely injured with several gunshot wounds and his left severely wounded from the explosion. He was rushed to Prapokklao Hospital. Thammarat also is wanted for charges of attempted murder and gun possession. He was initially arrested in 2015, but has been on the run since. Police will arrest him once he recovers.

Police collected 12 bullet shells and a few grenades from the Pak Saeng fruit market. Nation Thailand did not report on if any arrests were made.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Jason

    November 17, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I just wanted to come back to Thailand for my next holiday (seventh time). But I’m not seeing anything in the news that would encourage me to come there now. And I am from a covid low risk country that has less cases than Thailand!

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    Issan John

    November 17, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Splendid.

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      Joe Friday

      November 19, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      Dumb Crook File – Wanted felon gets on between 2 rival gangs shooting guns at each other with live grenade in his hand. Dumb crook then fortunately gets in between of gangs with a live grenade in his hand. Dumb crook pulls the pin and threatens both waring gangs. Waring gangs, fearing for their safety, then open fire on dumb crook.

      Flying bullets correctly land on target Dumb Crook, who falls to the ground. Dumb crook releases grip on live grenade which explodes in his hand.

      Great news. Thank you.
      Want more Dumb Crook stories

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    brian mc

    November 18, 2020 at 5:31 am

    he was caught red handed then.
    he told reporters there was something suspicious about the whole story, but he couldnt quite put his finger on it.

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    James Pate

    November 18, 2020 at 5:33 am

    Stop a gang fight in between them with a grenade. What could go wrong?

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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9 arrested for allegedly embezzling more than 2.8 billion baht from Railway Club Cooperative funds

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Police arrested 9 people involved in the Railway Club Cooperative, including the former chief, on collusion charges for allegedly approving loans behind closed doors to embezzle a total of 2.8 billion baht from members’ funds.

Officers from the Central Investigation Bureau have been investigating since June 30 of last year. Investigators say the suspects approved loans without calling meetings for the roughly 2,300 cooperative members and used falsified documents to take out loans of about 15 million baht each.

When reviewing loan approvals made between January 2012 and November 2016, investigators say they found loans given to a hotel, housing estate, resort and property project. They say loans were also used to buy luxury cars and other valuables.

Officers from the bureau along with the Department of Special Investigation and the Anti-Money Laundering Office recently raided 26 locations in Bangkok, Phetchaburi, Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi. Officers seized a total of more than 10 million baht as well as luxury cars.

The 9 suspects face charges of colluding in theft, falsifying documents, using fake documents and money laundering. Along with arresting the cooperative’s former chief executive, 70 year old Boonsong Hongthong, police arrested committee members 49 year old Pimpa Rodrassamee, 31 year old Orchanok Sa-ngadsap, 59 year old Weerachai Srisawat, 69 year old Surat Srisawat, 37 year old Prapat Srisawat, 44 year old Supakit On-aree, 63 year old Preecha Thanapairin and 40 year old Natyanit Mahachot.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Bangkok woman arrested for allegedly stealing 1 million baht

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A Bangkok woman was arrested on fraud charges for allegedly stealing a company checkbook and withdrawing 1 million baht. The 29 year old woman, identified as Krissadee, worked in accounting for a clothing design firm in the city’s Ekkamai area.

Apparently, shortly after she was hired, Krissadee suddenly stopped showing up for work. The company then noticed the checkbook was missing as well as a million baht from the company account.

In an investigation, Khlong Tan police found Krissadee made cash withdrawals. She allegedly told police that she used the money to pay for trips and gambling expenses.

SOURCE: Thai Visa

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Monk arrested for alleged involvement in large methamphetamine delivery

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Police arrested a monk on drug charges and seized 4.8 million methamphetamine pills from a resort in the Central Thailand province Chai Nat. The man, a senior monk from Chiang Rai, was allegedly hired to help deliver large qualities methamphetamine 3 times and paid 300,000 baht per delivery. The monk allegedly told police that he needed the money to enroll in a master’s degree program.

A photo shows the monk standing in front of a van packed with boxes. Along with the 4.8 million methamphetamine pills, police found a gun with 14 bullets and 11 mobile phones. According to Thai media, it was a significant drug trafficking bust, cracking down on a large network in the Chiang Dao and Chai Nat area. The monk allegedly sat in the van during deliveries to “trick” police and avoid getting searched at police checkpoints.

SOURCES: Chiang Rai Times | Thairath

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