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PHUKET TOWN: Police have issued sketches of two men wanted for the murder of the accountant for the Supercheap warehouse store yesterday afternoon, and the theft of 1.7 million baht that the victim, Jennarong Utoksaenee, was taking to the bank. Jennarong, 65, was shot three times with a .375 caliber pistol wielded by the passenger of a motorcycle which drew alongside his car in broad daylight on the heavily traveled Thepkrasattri Road, close to Supercheap, as he was on his way to deposit the cash in the Siam Commercial Bank. He was declared dead on arrival at Wachira Hospital. Police said the gunman (pictured on the left) is 25 to 30 years old, between 160 and 165 centimeters tall, and has black skin and short hair. The driver of the bike is described as being between 20-25 years old and 165-170 centimeters tall, with high, short hair and ‘black-red’ skin. Police Col Chalit Thinthanee, superintendent of the Phuket Town police, said detectives are working on the theory that a Supercheap employee told the killer and his accomplice about the store’s arrangements for taking money to the bank. All staff of the store are being questioned, he said. He also told the Gazette that police believe one of the men is from Phuket and the other is from Nakhon Sri Thammarat. Although the driver of the motorbike was wearing a helmet at the time of the killing, police were able to make sketches of both men thanks to a store employee who – on hearing a description of the gunman from a witness – recognized him as one of two men who had come into the store earlier in the day, ostensibly looking for work. Police believe the two hung about in the store until they saw Khun Jennarong leaving, then followed him. The killing of Khun Jennarong shocked witnesses with its cold-bloodedness. One motorist, who was passing by at the time of the shooting, telephoned the Gazette to say that he “was driving with a member of my staff when we heard some soft popping noises. “At first I thought it was firecrackers, but then my colleague shouted, ‘He’s shooting! Look, that man’s shooting the man in the car!’ “The car was still moving at walking pace – it went on about 50 meters after the shooting – and the gangster on the back [of the motorbike] jumped off and grabbed a black bag from it. “They did a couple of circuits on the bike, with the one on the back holding the bag in one hand and waving his pistol – it was bright chrome – in the other. He was pointing the gun at witnesses and shouting at them, ‘Don’t you dare tell the police anything!’ “I told my colleague to duck in case he started shooting. When we looked up again, they were gone.” Anyone recognizing either of the people in the sketches is urged to telephone the police on 191.



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Fourteen kilograms of marijuana seized in pre-Songkran drug crackdowns

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Phuket police have sized a total of 14 kilograms of marijuana in three separate cases, including intercepting parcel post yesterday. It’s all part of the annual pre-Songkran drugs crackdown.

Phuket Provincial Police have seized a parcel box sent via Thai Post in Rawai where they found 12 kilograms of marijuana. Police are now tracking down the sender.

In the second case police have arrested 46 years old Kamon ‘Noom’ Teeratrakunchai in Wichit. Police seized one kilogram of marijuana inside a Kerry Express parcel box. The suspect has been charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 Drug.

And in the third case Patong police arrested a suspect near a market on Bangla Road in Patong. Police seized one kilogram of marijuana during that arrest. That suspect has also been charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 Drug.

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Emergency crews participate in fire drill at Phuket airport

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PHOTOS: The Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport emergency crews battled fake fires near the main runway today.

Firefighters and rescue workers were deployed on the tarmac as part of regular drills aimed at improving response times and emergency response efficiency. This was the first such drill at the airport this year.

Observing officials reported that the emergency crews were timely and effective in their response during the exercise. The drills follow a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are carried out periodically to check on preparedness for various emergencies.

No flights were reportedly affected by the drill.

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Power outage in parts of Chalong tomorrow

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Residents of Chalong should be aware that there is a scheduled power outage from 9am to 4.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) as the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) continues its work on high power voltage systems in the area.

The blackouts will affect the areas from the Shell petrol station on Patak Road to Bayshore law office opposite Chalong Beach Hotel on Wiset Road.

As always, the PEA apologises for the inconvenience.

For more information contact the Operations and Maintenance Department of the Provincial Electricity Authority on 07 652 1099 (24 hr)

 

 

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