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British man arrested on Koh Samui for alleged meth-fuelled shooting spree on speedboat

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A 33 year old British man has been arrested on the holiday island of Samui for allegedly firing gunshots from a speedboat while high on drugs. According to a report in the UK’s Daily Mail, Benjamin Robert Simpson, a cryptocurrency trader, allegedly fired a handgun several times, in the direction of the Four Seasons Hotel, where he was a guest. He allegedly fired the gun while on a speedboat with the boat’s driver, Geerati Glinubol, after both men had taken meth.

It’s understood the boat belongs to Simpson, who had hired Geerati as his driver. Simpon originally arrived in the Kingdom as a tourist, but then began trading cryptocurrency. According to Chatchewin Nakmoosik from the local police force, both men took meth before embarking on a speedboat cruise around the island. It’s understood that Simpson then fired several gunshots towards the Four Seasons Hotel, where terrified staff called the police. Police were waiting at the hotel when Simpson returned from his speedboat trip and he was immediately arrested, along with Geerati.

Police say Geerati has confessed to taking drugs with Simpson, telling police that the Briton then bragged about how many guns he had and fired several rounds into the sea, frightening people on nearby beaches. Officer Chatchewin says that in a subsequent search of Simpson’s room, police found a 9mm Beretta pistol and 31 bullets, as well as a revolver with 49 bullets. Officers also seized a plastic bag containing nearly 7 grams of methamphetamine, as well as several meth pipes.

“Hotel staff heard guns being fired so they called the police. They said the gunshots were near the hotel and they were scared. We arrested Benjamin Robert Simpson in the hotel room and found 2 guns and methamphetamine. We put him in handcuffs and kept him at the police station while we investigate and check CCTV.”

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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    Dirk

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Very good.
    Put him away for decades.
    I hope he rots there.

    Now he knows he is not the PM, King or in an elite, special untouchable class of foreigners.

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      Michael

      Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:15 am

      Rich fatboy must have been taking some high calorie/bad cholesterol meth.

      Most certainly he wasn’t on the Jenny Craig or Tom Brady diet plans.

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Idiot, 33 years old and he acts like a 18 year old in Ibiza.
    He will be going home broke, after a long jail time I hope.

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      iohldsawx

      Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 11:09 am

      Sorry, Toby, in Ibiza only Police hold guns.
      Do not compare Ibiza to the Far West, please

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    Tony

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:57 am

    A Dumbo. who thinks he’s Rambo.

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      Colin G

      Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 12:15 pm

      Don’t you feel that calling him “Dumbo” is disrespectful of Elephants ?

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    TV

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Sad story, another example of what disastrous consequences the disease of addiction can give you; especially meth.

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      Slugger

      Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      Where does it say he’s an addict? An idiot yes, but not neccesarly an addict.

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      Peter

      Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      A meth addict never has Man boobs

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    Grumpy John

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    A responsible gun owner would not allow the helmsmen of a boat to take meth before departing port….unless his last name is Biden….

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      Nipral

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:31 pm

      how can you be so stupid ?

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    brian mc

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    cant wait to read his agoda review

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      Matt

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 10:19 am

      Ha ha. Thats gold. 🙂

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    John_2

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Sounds like he’s been watching to many Miami Vice reruns.

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    Maestro

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    I usually don’t make this type of comments but after reading this article and seeing the pic of this character, what he did and what he represents, it infuriates me. What an absolute piece of trash he is.

    This is, as some of you know, one of the issues we have in Thailand, with scumbags like this one coming from “developed” countries, but that at the end, are individuals as disgusting as any sewer anywhere in the world.

    This guy is a perfect example of people that come to this country (regardless of where they come from or nationality) and think they are better, and above everything and above everyone. They are not. They are just trash.

    They give the good and decent foreigners based here in Thailand a very bad image, a very bad reputation.

    And for what he did and for what he represents, I hope he spends a long time in prison, and subsequently gets kicked out and banned for ever entering Thailand again.

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      Jean-Pierre

      Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 3:00 am

      I can only concur.

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      Wayne Arrington

      Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 8:22 am

      Well said. He does not look like he will thrive in prison.

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      Ian

      Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 6:20 pm

      I agree

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    James Pate

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Cryptocurrency trader shooting guns on meth! What? No gambling, underage sex, pyramid scheme,octogenarian diving from balcony,police raid or, Covid? Is this news?

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    Bill

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    he’s pretty fat for a meth head.

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      Amy Sukwan

      Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm

      Ha ha ha Bill that was my first thought!

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    Maag

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Jail will be a perfect place , for this kind of no brain fool !

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    Kim

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Perfect example of the quality tourists Thailand attracts.

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    Ray

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Apparently he didn’t agree with the corkage fee in the Four Seasons hotel.

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      James Pate

      Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 6:43 pm

      Ha! Best of all comments, Ray!

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    Big Dan

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Hope he made a lot of cash with his crypto trading, seems like he will need it.

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    Yan

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Death penalty would be appropriate…

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      Dreqo

      Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 9:56 am

      Well, how very ccp of you, comrade.

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    Observer of Idiots

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Enjoy your stay at the Bangkok Hilton, Benjamin.

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    Jowen Yu

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 12:31 am

    He’ll be crying and asking for help back home and know his cryptocurrency trades will be frozen. Another headline for foreigners in Thailand living the life and doing things that they don’t usually do in their own country.

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    Bill

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Shooting a gun at a hotel while on a boat. This story was so good I had to comment twice.

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    Somchai Commercial Mattress Co.

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 4:37 am

    I think BTC just hit $50K USD. My guy was in celebration mode.

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    Shemozzel

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Gee Yan, the death penalty might be a little harsh lol. If he owns his own speed boat sounds like he might be cashed up enough to make some donations to the appropriate people to lessen the charges somewhat.

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    matthew bastian

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

    happy holiday bangkok hilton for you stupid stupid man

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    fred flinstone

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 9:39 am

    yaa-baa
    daba doo

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      Jowen Yu

      Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:15 am

      It’s “Ya-ba” da-ba “Don’t”

      Sorry… I just had to 🙂

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    Dreqo

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Seems he’s acclimated well, fortunately no one was ran over and drug by his boat, eh? Once he pays his way out, hopefully he’ll find fitness as a better outlet and address those moobies.

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    Ian

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:47 am

    This guy is the typical English guy who’s made a bit of money and thinks he’s a gangster well he will soon lose that weight with the ladyboys chasing him around the prison 55t
    And yes ij this is the crap we don’t want in England or thailand but sad to say however much I love my country it’s full of idiots like this these days

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    Keet Korin

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 6:16 am

    fat boy ain`t gonna be fat for long

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      Matt

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 10:23 am

      Ha ha. I thought that too. A few years sweating it out in a Thai prison with a daily bowl of rice might do him some good.

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    Justin Myles

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Classic example of white privilege gone wrong.

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    Brandon

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Unfortunately, there are so many falang losers here who give the rest of us falangs a bad reputation. If they break the law, deport them after they serve time behind bars.

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    Mr cynic

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Unsurprisingly very big news in the thai media.stupid boy.

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    Bangkok John

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:18 am

    I think he’s just misunderstood.

    I hope his rehabilitation goes well.

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