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Man found dead with 37 stab wounds

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KOH SIREH: The body of a murdered man was found washed ashore near the Rassada Fishing port on Thursday morning. Pol Lt Khaneung Pitakkullatorn of Phuket Town Police Station said that he arrived at the scene at 8.30am to find the 25- to 30-year-old man lying face up, dressed only in a blue T-shirt and green underwear. He had been stabbed 37 times – once in the back of the skull, once in the neck, once in the right cheek, seven times in the right arm, 12 times in the chest and 15 times in the back, probably with a sharpened piece of steel reinforcing bar. Police believed that the victim was a fisherman who was killed at least 18 hours earlier after getting involved in a brawl, and that his body was later dumped in the sea. The corpse was handed over to the Kusonlatham Foundation. Pol Col Paween Pongsirin, superintendent of Phuket Town Police Station, told the Gazette, “We don’t have enough police officers in Phuket Town, but we will do our best to look after people’s safety in the port area. When it comes to the murder of Burmese at the port, and the control of Burmese workers, it is difficult to control things. “They move around a great deal and are always changing. Fishing crews work long and hard at sea, so when they come back to port many of them go out and get drunk. In some cases, drunkenness leads to brawls and, from time to time, death. “None of the Burmese is willing to come forward and give information to the police, or to be a witness in these killings. We also have a problem communicating with the Burmese.” The Gazette has recorded 24 murders in the port area in the past 22 months. Arrests were made in only one case – that of a mainland Chinese fishermen murdered by Thai youths. Of the remaining victims, one was thought to be Pakistani and 22 were believed to be Burmese.



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Indian tourist rescued from a near-drowning at Patong Beach

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PHOTOS: Patong Surf Life Saving

An Indian tourist has been rescued from drowning after getting into difficulty while swimming at Patong beach yesterday.

Patong Surf Life Saving report that around 1.30pm at Patong Beach an Indian tourist was spotted in the water, choking and fighting to stay afloat.

Lifeguards dived in and brought him back to the beach. He was not breathing and his heart has stopped beating by the time they got him back to shore. Lifeguards urgently applied CPR.

Mr Jhamnani’s heart started to beat again and he became conscious. He was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital where he is now recovering.

Well done to the team at Patong Surf Lifesaving. I think you can expect a visit from a grateful Indian tourist in a few days.

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Polish man charged after threatening people with a gun in Patong

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A Polish man has been charged with carrying a gun in public in Patong, Phuket.

Patong Police report that at 6.20pm last night (Tuesday) they were notified that a man was using a gun to threaten others at a hotel on Pisit Koranee Road in Patong.

Police headed to the hotel to find the Polish man. He denied any knowledge about the gun. Then Police questioned his Thai wife. She took police to a room where she gave the gun to police.

The Polish man has now been charged with illegal possession of gun and carrying it in public without a permit.

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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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