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Police Make Big Dent In Fake Watches

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PATONG: Authorities confiscated nearly 10,000 counterfeit items with a street value in excess of 15 million baht from two shophouses on Monday afternoon in what one private investigator said was the largest-ever seizure of fake watches in Thailand. Armed with a search warrant, Pol Lt Col Arthit Panphitpat, Deputy Commander of Phuket Provincial Pollice and Kathu district police officers raided two Patong Beach shophouses shortly after 1 p.m. and seized thousands of imitation brand name watches, video CDs and mobile phone batteries. Inside the first shophouse, located at 97/12 Soi Patong Resort, authorities found 121 counterfeit watches and apprehended a 27-year-old suspect, identified by Kathu police as Nattapol Namburee. He was later charged with violations of the Trademark Act of 1991. Nattapol was released the next day on bail of 400,000 baht, police said. A short time later, police descended on another of Nattapol’s shophouse operations at 104/3 Soi Post Office. A ‘mother lode’ of 9,358 fake brand-name and designer-label watches were confiscated, along with 90 pirated video CDs and 95 counterfeit mobile phone battery units. The seizure of 9,479 fake watches from the Patong raids was the largest-ever in Thailand, said Maxmilian Wechsler of Selective Swiss Watch Services, a Bangkok firm which represents well-known watchmakers. Among the knock-off brand-name and designer-label timepieces confiscated were 2,575 “Rolex” watches, 1,690 “Gucci” watches, and 1,680 “Cartier” watches. “This is a big loss for the sellers,” Wechsler told the Gazette yesterday at the Kathu district police station. He said the counterfeit watches, most of which originated from China, were destined for street stalls and unauthorized shops on the island. He estimated the total value of the inventory seized at three million baht – goods that could fetch in excess of fifteen million baht from shoppers.



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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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