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72 year old grandmother raped and killed in Chumphon

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A Chumphon man returned from a short fishing trip to find that his wife was missing from the house.

72 year old Pornwichai looked everywhere but was unable to locate her. Eventually the family dog Bunnam came running to the house.

Pornwichai said to his pet: “Have you seen your mum then?”

The dog became agitated and ran out of the house as though he wanted Pornwichai to follow him. He led him into the adjacent palm plantation, according to Pornwichai’s recollection of events.

First Pornwichai found his wife’s underwear on a path and then he found a chain for an amulet.

Finally he found his dead wife lying naked in the plantation. The 72 year old Somwan had had her face smashed in with a blunt object and she appeared to have been raped.

Pol Capt Sanya of the Paknam Lang Suan police says they are looking for a 37 year old Hmong man called Tawan and his 20 year old younger brother.

The pair came looking for work on fishing boats the day before and ended up sharing drinks at the house. When it was late Somwan asked them to stop drinking and go home.

Tawan returned the next morning (Sunday) trying to sell an amulet but no one was interested. Then Pornwichai took his son to work on the fishing boat.

Daily News reports that Capt Sanya suspects Tawan returned in a “lustful state” and found Somwan home alone. Police believe she tried to run into the palm plantation but she was followed, murdered and raped.

The investigations continues as the search for the men is underway.

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‘Bunnam’, the family dog, led Pornwichai to the location of his deceased wife

SOURCE: Daily News



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Dead dugong washed up on Trang Beach

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A dead dugong which was washed up on a beach in Trang today has been sent to Phuket Marine Biological Centre for further examination.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reports that  Chaiyapruek Weerapong, the head of Mu Koh Libong Non-Hunting Area in Trang was notified that the dugong was washed up on the beach on Koh Lao Leang.

The male dugong is 115 centimetres long, 75 centimetres wide and weighs around 20 kilograms. The dugong has now been sent to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre to find the cause of death.

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Massive petrol smuggling network uncovered in South

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by Krissana Thiwatsirikul

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Thirteen people have been arrested following the largest seizure of smuggled petrol in the South in years.

Soldiers and paramilitary rangers intercepted 290,000 litres of petrol being smuggled at a pier in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Tha Sala district after a stake-out this morning. Customs and excise officials inspected the petrol and vehicles before handing the matter and the suspects over to the police.

Two modified 20 metre vessels, the Ore Feungfa and Khajornlarp, docked at the pier with 290,000 litres of gasoline in their holds. Officials also impounded four 18-wheel trucks and a six-wheel truck parked nearby ready to take on the shipment.

The 13 suspects apprehended included the boats’ skippers and crewmembers and the truck drivers. Several boat crewmembers jumped into the sea and escaped arrest.

Officials claimed that Somsak Narongdech, skipper of the Ore Feungfa, confessed he had received the shipment in international waters and was going to offload it to the trucks, but he didn’t know the final destination. He reportedly said he handled six or seven such shipments a month.

Yothin Pengsawat, driver of one of the 18-wheel trucks, purportedly said he was supposed to take the petrol to a customer in Nakhon Sawan.

STORY: The Nation

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3 wounded in explosion at Narathiwat border defence unit

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Three security officials have been injured in the latest bout of southern violence when armed militants attacked a border defence unit’s base near the Kolok River in the Tak Bai district in the southern province of Narathiwat on the Thai/Malaysian border.

Several houses and cars nearby were also damaged by the powerful IED (improvised explosive device).

Initial reports have revealed that a group of about 6 militants opened fire at the base with automatic weapons, followed by a powerful blast from a device attached to a motorcycle parked in front of the base.

Three suspects have been apprehended by security police and are being questioned.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

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