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Breaking News: Patong mob kingpin, taxi mafia suspect Pian Keesin found dead

PHUKET: Former Patong Mayor and taxi mafia suspect Pian Keesin died at his home at the Rock Garden housing estate this morning, police confirmed to the Phuket Gazette.

The cause of death has yet to be released.

Mr Pian, along with his son Prab Keesin, was facing charges of extortion and criminal activity carried out by a criminal association after military personnel and Region 8 Police raided his home in August (story here).

Mr Pian was suspended from his post as Mayor of Patong in September last year (story here) and found guilty of vote fraud in March this year. However, the court issued him a “yellow card”, allowing him to run for re-election (story here).

He ran for mayor again in April, but lost to current Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup (story here).

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

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