abduction

  • Phuket News

    Five Russians jailed in Phuket for kidnapping and crypto extortion

    Five Russian men have been sentenced to two years each in prison for kidnapping and extorting a Russian couple. The incident took place in Phuket Town earlier this year. The verdict was confirmed by the Phuket Provincial Court yesterday. The names of the culprits were not disclosed in the court’s announcement. They were initially sentenced to a jail term of…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok man held for abduction and child sexual assault

    A 24 year old man was arrested in the Klong Toey district of Bangkok on charges of abducting and molesting a young girl under the age of 15 and committing rape of a child under the age of 13. The suspect, identified only as Thanachot, was apprehended following a mother’s shocking discovery of her daughter’s ordeal, which led to a…

  • World News

    Seven year old boy abducted in Malaysia: Father’s dramatic rescue reveals shocking twist

    A seven year old boy was shockingly abducted in broad daylight in Malaysia, sparking fear and distress among the public. The incident was even more heart-rending with the father risking his life to rescue his son, only to discover later that the perpetrator was his own business associate. The event unfolded on December 12 in the city of Johor Bahru,…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya: Female bar worker abducted, manhunt underway

    Pattaya, a city known for its vibrant nightlife, was rocked in the early hours of yesterday when a female bar worker was allegedly abducted from Soi Pattaya 3. The bar worker’s friend, 36 year old Worasuda Satthaun, reported the incident to Pattaya police, stating that her colleague was forcefully taken by a group of men who whisked her away in…

  • Thailand News

    Thai family identifies son among captives in Hamas-Israel conflict

    A couple from Pla Pak district, in the northeastern border province of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, have positively identified their son as one of the workers reportedly captured by Hamas militants during a large-scale assault on Israel. The news of the abduction, which occurred yesterday, spread rapidly through social media, featuring a distressing image of six captive men with their hands…

  • China News

    Chinese couple find abducted son after 16 years, revealing harrowing tale of abuse

    After 16 distressing years, a Chinese couple was joyously reunited with their son who had been abducted as an infant. The child, however, bore the scars of a horrendous ordeal, a sight that caused immense pain to the overjoyed parents. The story begins in 2006 in the Mutan district of Hezhou, Guangxi, China, where a 22 day old infant was…

  • Crime News

    Man arrested over 2 day old infant abduction from hospital

    A man was arrested for abducting a two days old infant from a hospital ward in Nakhon Pathom province. The culprit, 40 year old Nun, arbitrarily selected the hospital and stole the infant with intentions to raise it himself. During a detailed house search, he claimed innocence and expressed remorse to the newborn’s family. Yesterday, the investigation unit of Bang…

  • Crime News

    Missing child case: Nakhon Pathom man linked to another abduction

    Scrutiny intensified today around the case of the 43 year old Nakhon Pathom man, who allegedly snatched a two day old infant from its unconscious 26 year old mother at Bang Len hospital. Police have raided a man named Nanthachak’s home in search of further evidence, fuelling speculation over the possible connection to a separate missing child case. Notably, a…

  • Thailand News

    Mystery surrounds abduction of 35 year old car salesperson in Chiang Mai

    The case of Aom (not her real name), a 35 year old car salesperson working for a well-known automotive showroom near Kad Sam Yek in San Sai district, Chiang Mai, sparked concern when she disappeared, feared abducted, after meeting a 41 year old male customer at a coffee shop near her workplace on Saturday, April 29. The family reported her…

  • World News

    Journalist likely abducted by Vietnamese secret agents in Bangkok, friends say

    A journalist and blogger from Vietnam who fled to Thailand from political persecution in 2018 is believed to have been abducted from Bangkok last week by Vietnamese secret agents, friends say. Vietnamese authorities have confirmed that Duong Van Thai is now in their custody, according to Radio Free Asia. Duong Van Thai, also known as Thai Van Duong, became uncontactable…

  • World News

    DNA results are in for Polish woman who claimed to be Madeleine McCann

    The DNA results are in for the Polish woman who in February claimed to be Madeleine McCann, the toddler who disappeared on a family vacation in Portugal in 2007. The woman, 21 year old Julia Wendell, is not the missing girl, according to a DNA test. In a statement posted on Instagram, Wendell’s spokesperson, psychic medium Dr Fia Johansson, said…

  • Crime News

    Court rules 8 years in prison for Thai man who dumped model’s body in Bangkok condo lobby

    Thailand‘s Court of Appeal upholds an eight-year prison sentence for a man convicted of abducting an unconscious woman and dumping her dead body in the lobby of his condo in Bangkok over three years ago. In September 2019, models Rachadech “Nam Un” Wongtabutr and Thitima “Lalabelle” Noraphanphiphat were both hired to provide entertainment at a house party in Bang Bua…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok kidnap for ransom case tied into used glove export investigation

    An American suspect in the multimillion dollar kidnap for ransom case in Bangkok, which was said to be over a failed business deal on rubber gloves, allegedly tipped off CNN about used medical gloves shipped from Thailand to the US. CNN published an investigative report this week saying tens of millions of used medical gloves, some with blood stains, were…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Police volunteer arrested for assault, abduction of estranged wife

    Last night police in Muang district of Buri Ram arrested a police volunteer accused of assault and abduction of his estranged wife after threatening her, handcuffing her and dragging her away from her relatives. While the woman was later set free, she suffered serious bruising on her body. The police volunteer is nicknamed Elephant and police picked him up at…

  • News

    Suspect in Chiang Mai kidnapping faces 2 new charges

    Siew, the man who is suspected of being involved in the disappearance of the toddler “Nong Gina”, is facing 2 new charges: depriving a child under 15 of parental care and detaining a child, says the superintendent of Bo Luang police station, Kriangsak Prom-Uthai. The toddler who is just shy of 2 years old went missing from her home last…

  • Thailand News

    Rescued Chiang Mai child doing better, still needs time to heal, says doctor

    The toddler that was recently rescued in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai province is recuperating well and has allowed her parents to hug her, but still needs time to heal both physically and mentally, says a doctor. Gina’s father says his daughter has a healthy appetite and looks fresher and healthier than she did the day before. A doctor cautions that…

  • Thailand News

    American suspect in Bangkok kidnap for ransom case arrested at airport

    Police arrested an American man, another suspect in the kidnap for ransom case in Bangkok, at the Suvarnabhumi Airport just as he was preparing to leave the country. 38 year old Matthew Wilson is the tenth suspect to be arrested for alleged involvement in the abduction of a Taiwanese businessman after a failed business deal. Other suspects include 2 other American…

  • Crime News

    Police officers arrested for alleged involvement in Bangkok kidnap

    Two high ranking police officers in Bangkok have been arrested for alleged involvement in the kidnap of a 60 year old Taiwanese businessman for a US$3 million ransom. Police say the man was abducted in broad daylight from a restaurant in the Thong Lor district over a failed business deal for rubber gloves. The March 28 incident where 60 year…

  • Crime News

    Americans arrested over Bangkok kidnap attempt released on bail

    Edited on June 10 Thai police arrested an alleged former US Marines*, along with an American and 2 Thai men, including a senior police officer, for allegedly kidnapping a foreign businessman at a Bangkok restaurant in Thong Lor and then demanding a US$3 million ransom. The men allegedly abducted 60 year old Wen Yu Chung, from Taiwan, over a failed…

  • Thailand News

    UPDATE: 2 Americans and a Thai arrested over Bangkok kidnap attempt, Thai policeman involved | VIDEO

    Edited June 10 Screenshot: THAICRIME UPDATE: Following up from the earlier story involving 2 Americans, a Thai, a Taiwanese businessman, and an Israeli security goon, we have the following update (original story below)… Police have examined CCTV from the restaurant in Thong Lor where the Taiwanese businessman was allegedly kidnapped. It’s also been revealed that a “senior Thai policeman” was involved…

  • Bangkok News

    UPDATE: 5 men arrested for allegedly abducting foreigner in Bangkok

    UPDATE: 5 men were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 43 year old Chinese businessman, forcing him into a white Mitsubishi Champ sedan on Sukhumvit 39 in Bangkok’s Phrom Phong area. The abduction was allegedly over a lawsuit filed by the businessman, who had invested in several spas, against one of the suspects who is a construction contractor. Apparently, the contractor…

  • Crime News

    Man allegedly abducted ex-girlfriend, posted photos of her handcuffed

    Police are tracking down a man who allegedly abducted his ex-girlfriend and holding her captive, threatening to kill her. The 40 year old man allegedly posted photos of his 18 year old ex-girlfriend, handcuffed with a message to the woman’s family, saying he will kill them if they report to police. The woman has been missing since Tuesday. Her 19…

  • Politics News

    Families call on government for answers to alleged activist abductions

    Families of those who were allegedly abducted while abroad are calling on the government to give answers to the missing cases. The families gathered together yesterday in remembrance of those they lost from enforced disappearances. Recently, protests sparked after the June disappearance of Wanchalearm Satsaksit who was living in exile in Cambodia. Surveillance footage shows Wanchalearm, a Thai Monarchy critic,…

  • World News

    UN decries “enforced disappearance”, calls for an end

    The United Nations is calling on all countries in Southeast Asia to criminalise state abductions and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The organisation’s Human Rights Office says it’s “profoundly concerned” over continuing reports of enforced disappearances, after Wanchalearm Satsaksit, an activist living in exile, was abducted in Phnom Penh on June 4,…

  • Crime News

    Singaporean threatened with execution if he didn’t pay up a million dollar ‘debt’ in Thailand

    A Singaporean man stands accused of masterminding a plot to abduct a fellow Singaporean from Suvarnabhumi Airport last Thursday. Police report that the suspect, identified only as ‘Kim’, will be charged with conspiring to commit robbery, illegal possession of firearms, illegal detention and the physical assault of 32 year old compatriot Mark Cheng Jin Quan. Mark owns a software and application…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Man fakes his own kidnapping to get ransom money from parents

    PHOTO: Sanook A 27 year old teacher has faked his own abduction in order to con his parents out of 40,000 baht in “ransom” money. The man, known only as “Anucha” called his parents to say he’d been abducted in Udon Thani, northeast Thailand. He claimed a group of men had kidnapped him, after he’d borrowed money from a loan…

  • Crime News

    Woman abducted at gunpoint in Central Bang Na car park

    PHOTOS: Relatives of the victim try and attack the suspect – Daily News A driver working in Bang Na allegedly abducted a woman at gunpoint and forced her to drive to a ‘short time’ hotel. 33 year old Kasira, a cosmetic sales employee, was sitting in her car doing her makeup in the car park of Central Bang Na preparing…

  • Phuket News

    Thai TV star faces legal battle to regain custody of her daughter after daylight abduction in Phuket

    PHOTO: says.com A baby has been abducted in Phuket as Thai police investigate a complaint filed by her mother. Last Friday, police were seeking to interview the father and husband of the UK Thai former ‘supermodel’. It follows a dramatic midday abduction on the outskirts of Phuket where the 25 year old woman was ‘imprisoned in her car’ as a…