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OrBorTor member held for theft of cigarettes

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PHUKET TOWN: The police in Phuket Town were astonished when they managed to arrest three burglars who broke into the Phuket Provincial Cooperative Office’s store on Yaowarat Rd last Saturday and stole 59 boxes of Thai cigarettes worth about 897,000 baht. It wasn’t the theft that surprised them, nor the speed with which they caught the robbers – two on Sunday and the third on Monday – but the fact that one of the men arrested was a sitting member of the Tambon Administrative Council (OrBorTor) in Tambon Klongkian in Phang-Nga, while another was the owner of a prawn farm in Phuket’s Mai Khao area. Pol Lt Gen Veerasin Kwanseng, deputy superintendent of the Phuket Town Police Station, said that the Cooperative Office filed a theft report on Saturday afternoon, stating that the store had been broken into and 59 boxes of cigarettes were missing. The Phuket Town Police issued an alert to other police stations on the island. The following day, they received a message from the Tah-chatchai Police Station that two suspects had been stopped on their way to the Sarasin Bridge. In the back of their pick-up truck were 22 boxes of cigarettes. The driver of the pick-up was named as Kosard Masosot, 42, from Krabi. The passenger, named as Nuttapong Mandee, 43, is the owner of a prawn farm in Mai Khao District. The two later confessed that they had stolen the cigarettes from the Cooperative store. They also revealed the identity of their accomplice, Narasak Mutchawech, the OrBorTor member. Narasak was arrested in Khok Khloy, Phang-Nga, on Monday. In his car, the police found a further 30 boxes of cigarettes. The three are now in custody at the Phuket Town Police Station, awaiting trial.



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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.

Posted by The Thaiger on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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