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Briton charged with cheap air ticket scam

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PATONG: British national Jonathan Duncan, 24, was arrested today and charged with fraud after allegedly selling what he said were cheap air tickets to foreign tourists.

He was arrested at 3:30 pm in Room 112 of the Patong Grand View Hotel, where police also seized a laptop computer as evidence.

Pol Lt Col Boonlert Onklang said at Kathu Police Station that Duncan had been charged with cheating a Swedish man out of 95,000 baht, an offense which carries a maximum punishment of three years in jail.

Col Boonlert said that Duncan came to Thailand last year as a tourist. He is accused of telling foreigners wanting cheap air tickets that he could sell them to anyone interested, but that they would have to pay cash.

Using the tickets he provided, the people who bought them were able to travel one way but could not return, because people whose credit cards had been used to pay for them had notified the card companies that their cards had been used fraudulently, and the cards were cancelled.

The airlines were unaware of the name of the person who had sold the tickets, Col Boonlert added.

He said that the police have the names of people and two airlines allegedly cheated by Duncan.

Another victim of the alleged scam told the Gazette, “A friend told me that this guy was selling cheap tickets, so I bought two open returns to Gothenburg in Sweden. These were first class tickets at an economy price of around 65,000 baht each.”

He intended to use one immediately and the other later, he said. Using the first ticket he flew to Sweden in March, but when he wanted to return he was told that the ticket was not valid. He had to buy a new ticket in order to return to Phuket.

Col Boonlert said, “We want to warn tourists that it is impossible to get cheap air tickets. So they should not believe anybody who acts in this manner.”

Duncan will appear in court tomorrow, the colonel said.



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Phuket house keeper keeps 2,600 meth pills and 3kg of marijuana at house in Rawai

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A Rawai house keeper has been arrested with 2,600 methamphetamine pills and three kilograms of marijuana.

A team of Border Patrol Police has arrested 47 year old Wanlee ‘Mai’ Eiadkerd. Police seized 2,600 methamphetamine pills and three kilograms of marijuana inside a house in Rawai.

The arrest follows police first arresting a Thai woman with methamphetamine pills in Chalong. She told police she got the drugs from a woman called ‘Wanlee’. She said that Wanlee is a house keeper at a house in Soi Yanui, Rawai.

Police continued the investigation and found Wanlee at the house. Police didn’t find any drugs in the house but Wanlee volunteered information that she kept drugs in another house in Sai Yuan, Rawai where she also works as a house keeper.

She was taken to Chalong Police Startion and charged with illegal possession of Category 1 and 5 Drugs with intent to sell.

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Phuket police launch search for man in Facebook post pointing a gun at his head

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Last night Phuket Police launched a manhunt after a photo of a man pointing gun at his head went viral in social media.

The Phuket City Police took about five hours to find the house after the photo of the man, who was pointing a gun at his head, along with a depressing message, was posted on the man’s social media page.

Police finally identified the house at Koh Sirey in Rassada, east of Phuket Town. Police found the man had already gone to sleep in his bedroom.

Today police will be questioning him and checking the legality and ammunition with his gun. They will also be urging him to seek help if he is having problems.

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77 year old Swedish tourist rescued at Patong Beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Patong Lifeguard

Lifeguards at Patong Beach rescued a 77 year old Swedish male tourist from drowning after he lost consciousness whilst in the water.

Lifeguards pulled the Swedish tourist, Berlin Goran, out of the water after he passed out whilst swimming at the beach.

Head of Patong lifeguard Somprasong Sangchart says, “We saw other swimmers wave their hands and call for help after they saw Mr Goran fainting face down into the water. We rushed in to retrieve him, he was about 40 metres off shore.

“Mr Goran was unconscious and his pulses was very weak. Lifeguards provided CPR and recovered Mr Goran’s pulse and conciousness. He was rushed to Patong Hospital.”

Doctor says that Mr Goran was very lucky that he was rescued immediately. They say if there was a longer delay he would probably have died.

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