Police in Koh Phangan have arrested a Thai woman after a tip off, as she was getting off the Don Sak ferry when it arrived at Koh Phangan. She was found with two condoms full of crystal methamphetamine stuffed into her vagina. The drugs weighed 104 grams and had an estimated street value around 320,000 baht.
According to Sanook, she told police that she was ‘running an errand’ for her Nigerian husband called Peter.
Authorities in Koh Phangan had received the tip off from an informant that a woman in jeans and thongs (flip-flops) and carrying a bag had boarded the ferry in Don Sak heading for the island.
They waited at the terminal in Phangan then approached the suspect who was found to have a ferry ticket and 49,000 baht in cash in her bag.
Intense questioning led to 32 year old Miss Suphak or “Mai” breaking down and admitting she had the drugs stashed into two condoms inside her.
Originally from Samut Prakhan, she told investigators that she is married to a Nigerian called Peter who had asked her to go to Surat Thani in their BMW to deliver drugs in the town.
After that she was on the final leg of her journey, returning to Koh Phangan, when she was arrested. She said she was due to take the drugs to a Mr “Mai” in Ban Tai. She didn’t know his surname.
Police have charged her with possession of a class one drug with intent to sell. She has been detained. The BMW was also impounded.
Now police are after her Nigerian husband, Peter.
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5 new coronavirus cases reported in Phuket, first in Koh Samui
Phuket Newshawk reports 5 new Covid-19 coronavirus cases on the southern island of Phuket. The details of the new cases are…
- A 64 year old Swiss businessman
- A British man, aged 20, who is a caretaker of yachts
- A 43 year old Thai woman, a masseuse in Patong
- A 41 year old Thai man, concierge in a Patong hotel
- A Thai policeman 21 years old, came into contact with foreigners in Patong’s Soi Bangla
It’s unclear whether these 5 are included in the 111 new cases confirmed to the media today. The official number of infections in Thailand, at 1pm Thai time, was 1,045.
Meanwhile, over in the Gulf of Thailand, on Koh Samui, the first official case was announced today, a 49 year old French expat. He had returned from France on March 17. He quarantined himself until March 24 but started feeling sick and reported to a local hospital, then moved to Samui Public Hospital.
The Health Ministry warns that there is likely to be an exponential rise in new infections across Thailand in the near future.
SOURCE: Newshawk Phuket
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7 swim to Koh Samui to raise marine ecosystem awareness
7 swimmers, including actor and singer Phakhin Khamwilaisak, also know as “Tono”, have begun an 82 kilometre ocean swim for over 18 days to increase public awareness of the environment and the need to reserve Thailand’s marine ecosystem. They are also raising money to buy equipment for hospitals treating rare marine animals. The campaign hopes to raise the profile of the marine ecosystem and the need to stop dumping garbage into the sea.
Director general Sophon Thongdee of ‘Marine and Coastal Resources Department’ together with Surat Thani’s governor Witchawut Jinto launched the campaign “One Man & the Sea’’ at a pier in Don Sak district of Surat Thani province this morning.
The 7 swimmers will stroke their way from the pier to Koh Samui, stopping at 12 small islands, for a distance of 82 kilometres over 18 days, predicting to complete the marathon on April 5.
The 7-member team, who are accompanied by a coach, swam to Koh Likan, a distance of 1.6 kilometres, this morning. It took them about 30 minutes. Today they are heading to Koh Nok Phao, another 6.4 kilometres, and staying overnight on the island, having completed a total of 8 kilometres for the day.
33 year old Tono says he was excited to see pink dolphins swimming near Don Sak pier.
“Almost 100 celebrities had earlier shown interest in taking part, in the mass swimming campaign was cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus.”
On the first day of the campaign, donations quickly reached 1.3 million baht.
Keep updated on the official campaign Facebook page, “Kebruk“. Donations can be made via internet banking or by SMS.
SOURCE: Bangkok Post
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Bouncer allegedly kills 1, wounds 2 in Koh Samui
A security guard at a pub in Koh Samui has allegedly opened fire on guests yesterday, killing one and injuring two. The shooting was the result of an argument over a group of men who were allegedly bringing in drinks from outside.
42 year old Kongkiatkorn, also called “Yant”, died at the scene. He had been shot in the head and cheek. Pongsakorn or “Ort”, also 42, was hit twice in the chest and once in the chin.
The alleged shooter has been identified as 37 year old Surasak or “Net”,a security guard at the bar. He was hit behind the ear by a gunshot but managed to ride away on a motorbike. He later surrendered to police who escorted him to hospital.
Suasak told investigators that, prior the incident, he had warned a group of six that they were not allowed to bring alcohol from outside the establishment. An argument started after he repeated his warning.
Surasak said that the dead man, Kongkiatkorn, attacked him with a beer bottle, and he responded by firing a .38 calibre pistol. Then one of Kongkiatkorn’s friends opened fire too, so he also shot him.
Both injured men remain under police guard in hospital. Pongsakorn has been charged with murder, attempted murder and weapons offences.Facebook page.
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