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  • Thailand News

    Prominent Thai loan shark arrested for illegal pawnbroking business

    A 66 year old Sunthorn from the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, known as a prominent loan shark, was arrested for running an illegal pawnbroking business, lending money with an annual interest rate of 36%. The authorities seized 31 vehicles, warning debtors that they could become criminal suspects. Yesterday, at Na Bon Police Station in the Nakhon Si Thammarat province,…

  • Pattaya News

    Thai national arrested for Pattaya street gold robbery

    Pattaya police last night apprehended a 19 year old Thai national, Wutthikrai Poonsang, following a robbery incident that occurred on Pattaya Walking Street on January 10. Wutthikrai is accused of snatching a gold necklace from a Thai woman named Amarin Kokaew. On the previous day, Wutthikrai allegedly stole a 1 baht weight gold necklace, valued at 32,000 baht, from Amarin.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police dismantle major drug syndicate seizing narcotics worth 300 million baht

    In a first major operation under new leadership, the Thai Police successfully dismantled a significant drug syndicate, seizing 15 million methamphetamine pills, 443 heroin bars, 420 kilogrammes of crystal meth, and a significant quantity of Happy Water and Five Five drugs. The raid took place yesterday, at 11.30pm in a house in Nakhon Pathom. The operation, led by Deputy Commissioner,…

  • Pattaya News

    Significant arrest over 41 million baht embezzlement case

    Bangkok was recently the scene of a significant arrest as Thai authorities apprehended a man implicated in a substantial embezzlement case. A 52 year old individual, known as Chaloam, was taken into custody in Bang Kapi, a district in Bangkok. This arrest comes in response to a warrant issued by the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases in…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man linked to 2013, 2014 infant deaths through DNA tests

    DNA tests have confirmed that a 46 year old man named Songsak Songsaeng, presently under arrest on charges of murdering his two year old daughter is also connected to the deaths of two infants discovered in the Bang Sue district in 2013 and 2014. The DNA samples from the bodies of the infants match those of Songsak and one of…

  • Business News

    Evergrande wealth management staff detained amid ongoing debt crisis

    China Evergrande Group, the world’s most heavily indebted property developer, finds itself under increased scrutiny as staff from its wealth management unit have been detained by the police in southern China. Shenzhen City Police said in a social media statement on Saturday night that public security organs took criminal compulsory measures against China Evergrande general manager Du Liang and other…

  • Crime News

    Ex-official Kamnan Nok accused of orchestrating police chief’s assassination at dinner party

    Evidence gathered by Thai police indicates that Praween Chankhlai, aka Kamnan Nok a former subdistrict head of tambon Thakong in Nakhon Pathom’s Muang district, orchestrated the assassination of a senior highway police officer during a dinner party at the 35 year old’s residence on Wednesday evening. Deputy National Police Chief, Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, who is leading the investigation, revealed…

  • Thailand News

    Mercedes-Benz driver arrested after road rage leads to drug and firearm discovery

    A group of six, including the driver of a Mercedes-Benz, were apprehended following a road rage dispute with motorbike taxi drivers, subsequently leading to the discovery of illegal substances and an unregistered firearm in their vehicle. The altercation took place as the group was returning from a party. Chaowin, the Mercedes-Benz driver, initiated the conflict by attempting to overtake three…

  • Crime News

    Fugitive murder suspect nabbed after 15 years hiding as grilled meatball vendor in northeast Thailand

    A fugitive murder suspect, who had been on the run for 15 years, was arrested in Surin province for a murder case dating back to 2008. The suspect Preecha, who had been operating a grilled meatball stall while in hiding, was apprehended at his residence in Sri Khoraphum district, Surin, on orders from the Provincial Police Region 5. The case…

  • Pattaya News

    American-Thai couple arrested for running Thailand’s largest online escort service

    A significant breakthrough in the fight against online prostitution rings came to light last Friday when Thai Police revealed the capture of an American-Thai couple. The authorities believe they were the brains behind Thailand’s most extensive online escort service and sex agency website, tailormade to cater to an international clientele. The website, which was revealed in a joint press briefing…

  • Crime News

    Thai man held for running “Little Angel” child porn group

    Amid growing concern over child exploitation, an individual running a child pornography distribution group labelled Little Angel, infamous for its cache of over 1,000 child sex videos, has been apprehended. Abhisit, the 29 year old behind the group was arrested at a house in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri. The arrest ensued, thanks to the vigilant activities of Police Colonel…

  • Thailand News

    Pedophile arrested in central Thailand after luring victims on Facebook

    In a horrifying series of events, a serial pedophile targeted and sexually assaulted young girls aged between 9-13 years old in central Thailand. The pedophile’s latest victim was a 10 year old girl. Fortunately, this attempt was unsuccessful but it did not stop him from trying again. The pedophile, initially known by the Facebook name “Never Struggled, Don’t Flatter,” fled…

  • Pattaya News

    Russian man’s drunken rampage damages multiple cars in Phuket

    The tranquillity of Phuket was disturbed as a 26 year old man of Russian nationality, intoxicated and in an aggressive state, carried out a frenzy of destruction, damaging multiple cars in the Wichit district. Local residents alerted the authorities, reporting an aberrant individual committing acts of wilful damage outside a condominium near a department store in Wichit on a Friday…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya police crack down on motorbike gang linked to murder case

    In a significant crackdown on international crime, Pattaya law enforcement carried out a successful operation against the notorious ‘Outlaws’ motorbike gang. The group has been identified as a major player in criminal activities, with links to the chilling murder case of German businessman Hans Peter Mack. The subsequent operation led by Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Surachate Hakparn resulted…

  • Thailand News

    German man faces death penalty for premeditated murder

    Royal Thai Police (RTP) have officially charged a man with premeditated murder in connection to the gruesome killing of Hans Peter Walter Mack, a 62 year old German real estate tycoon residing in Chon Buri, significantly intensifying the legal implications for the prime suspect. Deputy National Police Chief, Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, listed 52 year old German national Olaf Thorsten…

  • Crime News

    The “web” of deceit: Wanted gambling kingpin caught at Don Mueang Airport

    A wanted figure connected with a high-profile web gambling case involving a staggering 140 million baht was apprehended at Don Mueang Airport after arriving from Singapore. The 38 year old man, firm in his denial of all charges, has been detained for further investigation. Just past 1.30am on Wednesday, at Don Mueang Airport, a specialised unit from the Immigration Checkpoint 2…

  • Thailand News

    Immigration Bureau begins crackdown on foreign criminal networks

    In a significant crackdown on foreign criminal elements operating within Thailand’s borders, the Immigration Bureau arrested 17 suspects involved in an online gambling racket and a luxurious residence takeover. The law enforcement operation, executed at around 2.30am on July 6, targeted international factions operating from Thailand, following an elaborate investigation by the Immigration Bureau. Spurred by intelligence from Samut Prakan…

  • Thailand News

    Three former rangers arrested in high-profile 500,000 baht Thai kidnapping incident

    Today witnessed a significant operation by the Crime Suppression Division (CSD)’s special weapons and tactics unit, resulting in the arrest of three suspected culprits of a kidnapping gang. Spanning two regions in southern Thailand and one in the northeast, the operation began at 6am, with the CSD’s Hanuman unit targeting eight specific locations. Three of these target sites were identified…

  • Crime News

    Telegram group admin arrested for alleged child exploitation content

    Cyber police recently arrested the administrator of a Telegram group called “Maha Vet Returns” for allegedly posting an invitation to watch a live stream of child exploitation. The suspect is identified as Kittiphat Busayamanan, 24 years old, who is facing charges of possessing and distributing child pornography for commercial or public display purposes. Further investigations also linked Kittiphat to 15…

  • Thailand News

    Notorious Thai thief Khaitlek arrested, 2 million baht haul seized

    Notorious thief Sarawut, 46 years old, also known as “Khai Lek”, with historical ties to the infamous “Thai Siam Gang” and a criminal record including three previous imprisonments, was recently arrested for multiple burglaries amassing over 2 million baht. Sarawut was apprehended in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya after investigators discovered his wrongdoings and managed to seize his single-lock picking tool…

  • Phuket News

    Australian man arrested in Phuket for damaging van mirror in road rage incident

    Phuket police apprehended an Australian man for causing damage to a passenger van in a road rage incident, specifically targeting the vehicle’s rear-view mirrors. The man, identified only as Navale, was taken into custody following a complaint received by Wichit Police yesterday morning, The Phuket News reported. According to the police report, Navale and an individual named Haider from Dubai…

  • Thailand News

    Nine arrested after violent confrontation at Bangkok police station over detained teen

    Nine individuals found themselves under arrest following a brutal clash outside a police station in Bangkok involving law enforcement and a group supporting a 15-year-old girl detained for over 40 days on allegations of royal defamation. The arrestees, comprising seven men and two women, included Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon and Orawan “Bam” Phuphong. Earlier this year, the two individuals had engaged…

  • Hot News

    Thai hackers arrested for breaking into energy drink computer system to steal prize money

    Two Thai hackers are now under arrest after police say they broke into an energy drink company’s computer system to fraudulently claim prize monies. Thailand’s Technology Crime Suppression Division officers say they hacked the system and obtained more than 300,000 code numbers that were printed on the backs of drink caps. Using that information, the hackers planned to claim prize…

  • Crime News

    More suspects arrested in phone scam duping Americans out of 3 billion baht

    More suspects are now in Thai police custody in relation to the phone scam that duped unsuspecting elderly Americans out of 3 billion baht. According to the Bangkok Post, 20 people have been arrested- 15 Thais and five Indian nationals- for their involvement in a phone scam that preyed on Americans. Police say they raided places in the provinces of…

  • Hot News

    Thai influencer arrested after promising over-valued gift boxes to customers

    Thai influencer Nara Crepe Katoey is under arrest for public fraud over online sales of gift boxes that she promised would be worth more than the prices paid. Nara, whose real name is Aniwat Prathumthin, was picked up in Ayutthaya after the Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for her alleged advertising or encouraging illegal acts, defrauding the public, fraudulent…

  • Hot News

    Russian man arrested in Koh Pha Ngan for overstaying visa 993 days

    An unidentified Russian man has reportedly been arrested on the island of Koh Pha Ngan for overstaying his visa by 993 days or over 2.5 years. According to TPN National, the 34 year old man was arrested and taken to the Koh Pha Ngan Police Station to face charges of overstaying and will be deported. The arrest followed the Surat…

  • Politics News

    Donald Trump faces arrest, but is back on Facebook

    This weekend marked some highs and lows for former US President Donald Trump. Just one day after announcing his supposedly-triumphant return to Facebook, Trump claims that he expects to be arrested this coming Tuesday. It would mark the first time in US history that a president was arrested or faced criminal charges while occupying the White House or after leaving…

  • Thailand News

    Former Hong Kong fugitive flies to US from Thailand to face stock manipulation charges

    A former Hong Kong fugitive has flown back to the US to face the music over his alleged stock manipulation crime. The businessman, Peter Coker junior, was allegedly involved with a money-losing New Jersey deli that was once valued at US$100 million. The defendant is expected to appear in US District Court in Newark, New Jersey after his co-conspirators were…

  • Hot News

    Another member of Chinese theft gang arrested after three years on the run in Chiang Mai

    Police officers in Chiang Mai, Thailand, say they have arrested another member of a Chinese-led theft gang after he spent three years on the run. Namnua, alias Jongchiang Sae Lor was arrested in front of a house in the Chai Prakarn district of Chiang Mai. Jonchiang, who holds Thai nationality, has been wanted on an arrest warrant by the Pattaya…

  • Automotive

    Aussie man apprehended in Phuket after taking erratic joy ride in stolen car

    Thai police apprehended an Aussie man after he was found to have stolen a car at the Phuket International Airport and proceeded to take an erratic joy ride. The man reportedly stole the car at the airport’s car park, hit a parked vehicle and fled the scene. He then ran through two police checkpoints before he was apprehended. According to…

  • Hot News

    Pattaya Police arrest 14 street beggars including nine kids

    Pattaya Police are cracking down on street beggars by arresting 14 just last night. The arrests come after many complaints from tourists and residents. The arrests were of migrant workers, nine of whom were aged two to six years old. Patikorn Sornchai, deputy commander of Chon Buri Provincial Police, led the operation while Social Development and Human Security Officers combed…

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    Frenchman wanted for fraud, money laundering arrested in Pattaya

    A Frenchman who is wanted for fraud and money laundering in his home country has been arrested in Pattaya, Thailand. Immigration police arrested Julien Aubourdier after being notified by the French embassy that France and Interpol had issued arrest warrants against him. Aubourdier is accused of fraud and money laundering in the amount of US$10.6 million or about 370 million…

  • News

    Asian woman arrested for pretending to be a student at US high school

    An Asian woman, who shares the same name as a famous K-pop star, has been arrested for pretending to be a student to join a US high school. The 29 year old New Jersey-based woman was nabbed by cops for posing as a high school student four days after she enrolled at the school. The Asian-looking woman, identified as Hyejeong…

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    Thai police bust nine YouTube scammers that allegedly contributed to middle schooler’s suicide

    Thai police busted nine YouTube scammers that allegedly contributed to a Nonthaburi middle schooler’s suicide. Police say they arrested two suspects yesterday, 38 year old Ratchanon Saijind, and 34 year old Chaiyawat Virasorn, after they were suspected of purchasing cryptocurrency using a now deceased middle schooler’s money. After police interrogated the two suspects, they said they learned the identities of…

  • Crime News

    97 year old former Nazi concentration camp secretary found guilty of over 10,000 murders

    A 97 year old woman has been convicted of murdering over 10,000 people while she served as a Nazi concentration camp secretary. The woman was convicted for her role in what could be the last trial for World War II crimes. According to Reuters, the district court in the northern town of Itzehoe charged Irmgard Furchner with a two-year suspended…

  • Crime News

    Career drug dealer arrested again along with wife in Khon Kaen

    A career drug dealer is under arrest again in Khon Kaen, but this time his wife is also in trouble with the law. 40 year old Samakchai and his 20 year old wife, Warisara, are now in custody after narcotics suppression police searched their rented room. Police say they found 100,000 methamphetamine pills and some ketamine. The raid came after…

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    FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried arrested in Bahamas for fraud

    FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested for fraud in the Bahamas with a judge denying his bail. US prosecutors allege he committed fraud and violated campaign finance laws. His bail was denied based because he is considered a “great” flight risk. A judge ordered him to be sent to the Bahamas’ department of corrections until February 8, 2023. Bankman-Fried…