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Politician’s son reports to police

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PHUKET TOWN: Accompanied by his politician father, Pol Sub Lt Wanchalerm Yoobumroong came to Phuket last Wednesday to visit the Phuket Provincial Attorney’s Office in connection with an incident at the Alien Pub here three years ago. It is alleged that Sub Lt Wanchalerm and some friends got into a fight with a group of teenagers. According to some witnesses, Sub Lt Wanchalerm pulled out a pistol and started firing, resulting in one person being injured. In November last year, Sub Lt Wanchalerm was charged by the Phuket Town police with bodily assault and illegal possession of a firearm. He reported to police in the same month, and was released after his father, Pol Capt Chalerm Yoobumroong, the deputy leader of the New Aspiration Party, agreed to act as guarantor. After Sub Lt Wanchalerm was charged, the case was taken over and investigated by officers from the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok. Their investigation has just been completed. “The case file came down from Bangkok last week, at the same time as Sub Lt Wanchalerm,” said Kritsada Suebpong, acting attorney general of the Phuket Provincial Attorney’s Office. “But then we had to send it to Surat Thani for the Attorney’s Office for District 8 to examine it. “It will come back to us next week. The file is very thick; it is going to take at least two months for my office to go through it thoroughly. One problem is the witnesses – there are 40 or 50 of them and some of them have changed their stories,” he added. After he has finished studying the case, K. Kritsada will make a recommendation to the District 8 Attorney’s Office as to whether the charges against Sub Lt Wanchalerm should be pursued or dropped. “The final decision is up to the District 8 Office,” he explained.



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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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