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Drunk looking German busted for meth in Phuket

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Drunk looking German busted for meth in Phuket | The Thaiger

PHUKET: A German national whose inebriated driving style caught police attention on Saturday was arrested in Patong after he failed a drug test and confessed to having drugs in his hotel room.

The 44 year old was stopped by Phuket Immigration officer Capt Angkarn Yasanop at about 1:30am.

“We were on patrol as usual,” said Capt Angkarn.

“When we arrived at the JJ market behind Jungceylon [map  here], we saw a man riding a motorbike but he couldn’t keep the motorbike straight. He was zigzagging all over the place.”

When officers asked the man for his passport, he told police he had left it in his hotel room.

“At that point we brought him back to the Patong Immigration Office [map  here] to confirm his immigration status and also to do a drug test,” Capt Angkarn said.

After he failed the drug test, he confessed that he had taken drugs and that he had ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) in his hotel room.

Officers went to the man’s room in a soi near the Bangla Boxing Stadium, barely a 100 meters north of where police stopped him, and found 400mg of meth in a plastic bag.

“He was charged with possession of a Category 1 narcotic, and handed over to the Patong Police for processing,” Capt Angkarn said.

Although the Patong Immigration Office has been closed for more than a year due to “extended renovations” (story here), the Phuket Gazette has been informed the office will reopen this Thursday to provide immigration services to expats and tourists in Phuket’s leading resort beachfront town.

(The man’s identity has been removed from the story for legal reasons)

— Kritsada Mueanhawong



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Motorbike driver smashes through glass window after accelerator malfunctions

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A female motorbike driver has sustained injuries after her motorbike’s hand grip malfunctioned and she collided with a glass wall.

Chalong Police were notified of the incident at an air conditioning shop at 6pm yesterday on Chao Fa West Road in Chalong.

Police and emergency responders arrived and found the shattered glass wall and a damaged motorbike.

The injured 40 year old Naowarat Jankarn had already been taken to Chalong Hospital. She sustained injuries from cuts from the broken glass. polls of blood were found on the floor.

Ms Naowarat told police that she had parked her motorbike in front of the shop since Wednesday . The motorbike was underivable because the hand grip accelerator was malfunctioning.

Yesterday she started the motorbike, claiming she had forgotten about the broken accelerator.

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Police hunting for driver who threatened others with a gun on Phuket road – VIDEO

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Police hunting for driver who threatened others with a gun on Phuket road – VIDEO | The Thaiger

PHOTO: Tiw Tiw

The Thalang Police are hunting for the driver who was threatening other motorists on Thepkrasattri Road by waving a gun around out of the driver’s window of his red sedan in Thalang this morning.

A Facebook user ‘Tiw Tiw’ has posted the video with a message reading “where are the police, please follow him. The incident happened this morning in Thalang.”

The video shows a car switching from one lane to another.  The driver shows a gun in his car window and then appears to throw it out (at least he used his indicator).

The Thalang Police are investigating the incident and want to find the car driver for questioning.

 

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Phuket’s hotel and property players look north

Bill Barnett

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Phuket’s hotel and property players look north | The Thaiger

by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com

One of Greater Phuket’s real estate and hotel market’s that has a decided buzz of late is the area north of Phuket over the Sarasin bridge in Phang Nga.

In Natai Beach, the entry of the Baba Beach Club and nearby Akyra has created renewed visibility for the broad West Coast stretch of white sand beach, extending north beyond Phuket.

Two upscale hotels are in the development phase in the vicinity, with one being flagged to an international hotel operator.

Up at the 1,000 plus rai Thai Muang mega-project, movement is once again underway, as is a nearby massive Japanese-led mixed-use project including a golf course.

Land values are currently running amuck in the Koh Kloi area where the AOT (Airports of Thailand) has reportedly acquired land for an upcoming Phang Nga airport which will provide Phuket with a second gateway alternative.

Premium land transactions are taking place, with the most notable being the recent trade of the former oceanfront site in Bodan that was to be at various stages first a Raffles and later a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Looking at Phuket’s light-rail initiative, one knock-on effect will be the eventual linkage between the island and larger connection to a broader rail terminus in Koh Kloi. This will likely spur real estate speculators to acquire peripheral locations.

As Phang Nga’s West Coast four land highway expansion moves forward to Khao Lak and beyond, Phuket’s Northern neighbor is seeing a renewed push in its tourism, property and infrastructure.

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