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On-the-ball bellboy bags burglar

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KATA-KARON: The alertness of a bellboy at the Marina Cottage Hotel, who heard a guest-room door close when he knew that the family staying in the room were all at dinner, resulted in the red-handed arrest of a burglar. Pol Lt Teerawat Leamsuwan of Chalong Police Station told the Gazette, “The guests staying in the room that was burgled [a family from Sweden] left the hotel to go to dinner, and they locked their hotel room securely.” “At the time, the bellboy, Maneekorn Sornin, was finishing work. He had seen the family go to dinner, so he was suspicious when he passed their room and heard the door close. “He waited, and saw the thief leave the room carrying a blue backpack,” Lt Teerawat added. When the burglar saw K. Maneekorn he ran, but the bellboy chased after him and at the same time managed to alert hotel security staff. Others joined in the chase, and the thief was soon caught. The police were then called and a search recovered the blue backpack, filled with stolen goods, which the burglar had discarded as he ran from his pursuers. In the backpack they found a notebook computer, a calculator, a mobile phone, a watch, a pocket radio, three passports and a purse. Computer equipment and a stash of chocolate bars were found in the burglar’s pockets. In all, the stolen items were worth about 100,000 baht. The burglar was identified by police as Hamid Reza Shareh, a 31-year-old Iranian. Lt Teerawat said, “He wasn’t a guest of the hotel and we don’t know yet how he got into the room. We didn’t find a key, nor was there any sign of a break-in. He hasn’t told us anything as he speaks only Persian. In his passport it says that he was supposed to leave Thailand on April 1, but he is still in Phuket.” Shareh has been charged with theft and with overstaying his visa, and is being held in police cells awaiting trail.



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Motorcyclist crushed by truck in Thalang

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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A motorbike passenger has died following an incident with a truck in Thalang this morning.

Thalang Police were notified of the accident on Thepkasattri Road southbound in Mueang Mai, Thalang.

Police and rescue workers arrived to find the body of a woman, identified by police as Boonnam Thepnui from Pattalung.  Her body was taken to the Thalang Hospital.

A motorbike on the road and a truck waiting were found at the scene.

Thalang Police report that the truck, whose driver was Nikorn Pakpoe from Surat Thani, was heading from Thalang towards Phuket Town. The motorbike, whose driver was Kamron Tampueak from Krabi with Ms Boonnam, were heading from the same way. Kamron sustained only minor injuries in the incident.

The truck slightly tapped the motorbike and the motorbike fell down on the road. Ms Boonnam was crushed under the truck and died at the scene.

Police are further investigating the incident.

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Phuket beach back to normal after oil-spill clean-up

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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PHOTOS: The Phuket PR Office

A beach in Ao Makham is almost back to normal following a big cleanup was launched to clear a black oil spill that had polluted 300 metres of shoreline yesterday.

The oil spill was located along a beach at Ao Makham in Wichit over the weekend. It is believed to be from a big ship.

Read more about the discovery and clean-up HERE.

Navy officers along with hotel staff in the area were helping to clean the beach and remove oil-stained sand.  Beachgoers and tourists were still enjoying the beach during the clean-up operations, despite a strong smell coming from the oil.

The Phuket PR Office is reporting that the Phuket Marine Office has already filed a report to police in order to identify suspects who may have released the oil. They say they will face full legal action when identified as this oil affects the marine environment and tourism.

More efforts on fishing and tour boats management are also being considered in order to prevent any waste or oil releasing into the sea.

Phuket beach back to normal after oil-spill clean-up | News by The Thaiger

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240 million baht in assets seized in Patong and Chiang Mai counterfeit raids

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Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn is continuing his counterfeit goods crackdown in Patong and Chiang Mai where 240 million baht of assets have been seized over the past month.

At a media scrum held at the Police Region 8 headquarter in Mai Khao yesterday Surachate said, “We have raided four targeted areas in Patong and four targeted areas at the Chiang Mai night Bazar in our counterfeit goods crackdowns. More than 240 million baht of assets such as houses, land and cars have been seized.”

The crackdown follows an investigation that found that many counterfeit goods are being sold online. Patong and Chiang Mai Night Bazar are also favorite places for tourists where fake brand-name items are popular.

“Officers have raided shops near Patong Beach on December 14. Officers seized counterfeit goods and arrested suspects yesterday as well.”

Read more the recent counterfeit sting in Patong HERE.

“Two wanted suspects have now been arrested. 240 million baht of assets have been seized from the raids.”

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