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Four arrested for credit card offenses

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PHUKET TOWN: Police have nabbed one Malaysian and three Thais suspected of a major credit card fraud and forgery operation. Lee On Chin, a 49-year-old Chinese Malaysian, and Kiattikorn Rakkaew, 33, were arrested Tuesday in front of Daeng Plaza Hotel on Phuket Rd while using credit cards to draw money from an ATM machine. Prajak Nalita, 32, was arrested the same day at the Poungpen Tour Co office in Poonphol Night Plaza, and the fourth suspect, 42-year-old Poungpen Budarkart, was arrested at her home on Yaowarat Rd. Pol Maj Gen Kongpol Suwannaraks, commander of the Phuket Provincial Police, said yesterday that the arrests were made following a police investigation, which was prompted by complaints from several banks and other local companies. “From the investigation we found out that this group of four were cooperating in these credit card activities, and using Poungpen Tour as a front for the operation. “The company was opened by Poungpen, who is listed as the company’s director. Kiattikorn acted as a manager, while the other two are listed as shareholders,” said Gen Kongpol. “Mr Lee confessed to police that he bought forged credit cards from a friend in Malaysia and brought them to Phuket.” He added that Lee, who is married to Poungpen, told police that the cards were used to buy gold and jewelry, which were subsequently sold for cash. When shops where the purchases had been made brought the credit card slips to various banks for processing, the banks discovered that the cards had been forged from stolen numbers. Police found that the most of the card numbers used by the suspects originated from European countries, with the numbers then being printed on fake cards. Further evidence gathered from the Poungpen Tour office included 12 bank account books from five Thai banks, with a combined balance of about 500,000 baht. In addition, investigators found 365 credit cards purportedly issued by various Thai banks and Hong Kong Bank, along with a list of credit card numbers, a magnetic card swiping device, 51 credit card slips, six mobile phones, and 500,000 baht in cash. The suspects were charged with fraud and forgery, and are now in custody at the Phuket Town police station. All four have confessed to the allegations. If convicted of fraud, each faces a fine of up to 6,000 baht, or three years in prison, or both. The maximum penalty for forgery is a fine of 10,000 baht, or five years in prison, or both.



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Phuket kratom-cooker robs pharmacies – VIDEO

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Phuket police yesterday have arrested a thief while he was cooking up a batch of kratom. He had earlier robbed pharmacies in Chalong, Phuket.

Chief Investigator of the Phuket Provincial Police Col Prawit Engchuan says, “Yesterday we have arrested 25 year old Rattaphon Pales at a house in Chalong. Police seized 0.45 litres of liquid kratom.”

“On Monday night Chalong Police were notified that a man had robbed a pharmacy in Chalong (video below) with a knife. He stole 30,000 baht cash and sped away on that occasion.”

“We have continued the investigation and arrested a suspect while he was cooking liquid kratom at his home.”

“He had robbed the same pharmacy last week and another pharmacy in Vichit. In total he has stolen about 50,000 baht in cash.”

“He was taken to Chalong Police Station where he was charged with illegal possession of Category 5 Drugs and theft.”

PHUKETPhuket police have arrested a thief while he was cooking kratom after robbing pharmacies in Phuket.

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French man and two others killed in Rawai motorbike accident, Phuket

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Three people have died and another sustained serious injuries following the collision of two motorbikes in Rawai early yesterday morning (Tuesday).

The accident happened on Viset Road in front of a public health centre at 1.30am.

The Honda Wave motorbike driver was 37 years old Siripong Mulikkabut. He sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Vachira Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He was not wearing a helmet. His passenger, 35 year old Warunee Hosakun, died at the scene.

The driver of a white Ducati model big bike was 48 year old French man Philippe Menduni. He died at the scene.

His passenger 44 years old Pannee Pongkan sustained serious injuries was taken to Vachira Hospital. Witnesses at the scene say she was five months pregnant.

Police say the Honda motorbike driver was heading towards Chalong Circle. When he arrived at the scene, the Ducati Bigbike came from behind and collided into the back of the Honda motorbike.

Police are continuing their investigation. Police also report that none of the riders were wearing helmets.

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Phuket Town Beauty spa shooter kills himself in Saphan Hin

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UPDATE: The suspect in this morning’s shootings, 53 year old Chana Rodket from Songkhla, has shot and killed himself in Saphan His this afternoon. He was a housekeeper a the beauty spa where the shooting took place.

Earlier, a South Korean man and Thai woman were injured in a shooting at a beauty spa near Naka Market in Phuket Town.

The two sustained serious injuries from bullet wounds. Wichit Police reports that they was notified of the incident at ‘The Beauty Spa’ at 10.30am.

Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene to find two injuried from gun shots. Blood-stained towels were found around the scene of the shooting.

The two people shot were 74 year old South Korean man, Kwang Hee Kim (father of Ms Eun Mi Kim, the owner of the Beauty Spa) and a 56 year old Thai woman named as Somsri Chuatonghua, a staff member at the spa.

Both taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

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