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Soldier and partner assault police in Walking Street brawl

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PHOTO: Siamchon News

A conscript, whom Thai media have described as a ‘gay soldier’, refused to go quietly after creating trouble in Walking Street. It got worse from there…

His partner became involved after a member of the public stepped in to assist a police officer before the men were finally overpowered. The melee continued at the Pattaya police station where serious charges were laid against the men.

One of the men threatened to shoot the officer.

According to Siamchon News, the incident began in Walking Street around 4am when a tourist reported trouble.  Police headed to the scene.

Pol Capt Sukhachai Thamsuree was allegedly kicked by Army conscript Jakraphat Khamreuang who was resisting arrest. A member of the public came to the policeman’s aid and this infuriated Jakraphat’s gay buddy, 31 year old Phittinan Charoenwong, who joined in the fight. Phittinan hit the police captain in the face during the tussle.

Back at the station Jakraphat threatened to shoot the police and made things worse for the pair as they hurled additional abuse, according to Siamchon News.

The pair are currently detained and have been charged with drunk and disorderly behavior, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer and slander.

VIDEO of the police reaction to the incident HERE.

SOURCE: Siamchon News



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200,000 methamphetamine pills seized in Pattaya

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Police have arrested a 46 year old alleged drug muler along with 200,000 methamphetamine pills in Pattaya.

The suspect, 46 year old Sopon Saimee, has reportedly confessed to police that he was delivering drugs for a gang leader who was based in northern Thailand. He claims he was paid 3,000 baht per delivery of each 20,000 meth pill package.

Following a tip-off, Sopon was arrested earlier this week at a gas station on the Chon Buri-inbound lane of Sukhumvit Highway in northern Pattaya with 60,000 meth pills that he was delivering to a customer.

A further search at his apartment in Ayutthaya uncovered another 40,000 methamphetamine pills. Following questioning, police also retrieved another 100,000 pills beside Kanchanapisek Road in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district that he was supposed to pick up at a later date.

Police say Sopon has been arrested for possession of 2,900 meth pills in Samut Prakan back in 2000. At that stage he was sentenced to 17 years in jail and released in July 2016.

200,000 methamphetamine pills seized in Pattaya | News by The Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

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Two die in Pattaya ferry engine room tragedy

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by Theerawat Thongma and Dethawee Theewarangkool

Two workers have died and another three remain in critical condition after allegedly inhaling toxic fumes when they were cleaning a boat-restaurant’s engine room.

The vessel was anchored at a pier off Chon Buri province yesterday.

Muang Pattaya precinct superintendent Pol Colonel Apichai Krobphetch led a rescue team to head tot he scene of the incident at 11.30am.

They found the five workers who had reportedly passed out while cleaning the engine room of the Nava Chakkapat.

At this stage it’s believed they all succumbed to toxic fumes, as the ventilation system had not been switched on.

When police and emergency responders arrived they found one worker dead at the scene, and another died whilst being rushed to hospital.

The names of the victims have not been released at this stage. Police are investigating the incident to determine the cause of death before deciding on any further legal action.

Two die in Pattaya ferry engine room tragedy | News by The Thaiger

ORIGINAL STORY: The Nation

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72 year old fined 500 baht for blocking ambulance

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by Preewadi Khunnaklad. PHOTO: The Nation

A 72 year old white sedan driver, caught on camera as the person behind the wheel of a car blocking an ambulance on Sukhumvit Road in Chon Buri’s Muang district, has been fined 500 baht as he acknowledged the charge of driving in a manner to block traffic.

Muang Chon Buri superintendent Pol Colonel Atinan Nuchanart says that Prawit Boonthaneepakorn, who was accompanied by his daughter and car owner, met the police superintendent to explain his side of the story on Thursday.

Read the original report and see the video HERE.

The elderly man claims he was ‘astonished’ by the siren and flashing lights and froze. As he paid the fine, the man said he apologised to the ill person in the ambulance and hoped the patient recovered quickly.

The incident, which was resolved by the ambulance having to push into another lane, was caught on camera and the clip went viral on Thai social media, attracting widespread criticism.

SOURCE: The Nation

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