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Three confess to Ao Nang murder – police

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KRABI: Police have arrested three construction workers from Amphur Chaoud, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, who, they say, have confessed to stabbing 33-year-old German tourist Petra Sack on Ao Nang Beach on November 28 at Ao Nang. Miss Sack died four hours after the stabbing. Two of the three were arrested on Sunday. One, a 16-year-old, was found in Songkhla, where he was hiding in his aunt’s house, while Suchart “Touam” Songnak, 19, was found in his family’s home in Amphur Chaoud. The third, 18-year-old Mana “Kiet” Muangin, was arrested yesterday morning after relatives helped police locate him in Samut Prakhan. All three were working on the construction of the Pouangkram Plaza in Ao Nang and were living in a nearby construction camp. They told police they would often walk on the beach after work. Pol Lt Col Vichasan Boonnarong, Deputy Superintendent of Krabi Police Station, told the Gazette that all three confessed to having a hand in the murder, with Suchart wielding the knife. They told the police that they intended only to rob Ms Sack, but when she struggled and shouted for help, and they heard someone coming, Suchart stabbed her and the trio ran away empty-handed. “Suchart said he lost the hand-made knife used in the attack while running away. All three denied taking any money, because there was no time to do so,” Col Vichasan added. A co-worker questioned by police told them that Suchart came running back to the workers’ camp that evening and borrowed money, saying that he had to go home because the police were going to arrest him. The witness added that all three were missing from work the following day. Police took the accused to Ao Nang Beach today to re-enact the crime. The three were charged with murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. “They will not receive bail, and we expect the court to sentence them to life imprisonment,” Col Vichasan added. Under Thai law, premeditated murder carries the death sentence but it is normal for courts to commute this to life imprisonment in the case of guilty pleas. This was the case in the murder of another German woman tourist, Cao Ghu, two months ago. Her killer, Kasem ‘Maew’ Dumdee, also confessed and was imprisoned for life. Meanwhile, Ms Sack’s diary, found in her room after her murder, is still being examined by the Narcotics Bureau in Bangkok.



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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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