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  • Thailand News

    Extortion racket tied to anti-corruption advocate Srisuwan Janya more structured than thought

    The extortion racket, previously linked to the anti-corruption advocate Srisuwan Janya, is more extensive and well-structured than initially suspected, according to reports from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB). The organised group, which is believed to have a mastermind, has targeted numerous individuals. CIB’s deputy commissioner, Charoonkiat Pankaeo, stated that the police investigation into the alleged 3 million baht extortion from…

  • Thailand News

    Former Deputy PM’s ex-son-in-law accused of 100 million baht luxury handbag scam

    The former son-in-law of an ex-deputy prime minister has been accused of defrauding investors in a bogus luxury handbag business, resulting in losses exceeding 100 million baht. Today at the Central Investigation Bureau, Ronnarong Kaewpetch, head of the Ronnarong Network for Social Justice, accompanied by, 42 year old Jittitikarn Thiradechapaphan, 44 year old Charinee Yuaisai, and about ten other victims, primarily…

  • Crime News

    Beefy business gone bad: Police probe 75 tonnes of rotten meat at local markets

    An investigation into the sale of approximately 75 tonnes of rotting beef at local markets has been requested of the police. This action has been prompted by Atchariya Ruangratanapong, a crime probe activist, who has called on the Central Investigation Bureau to take legal steps against two shipping firms and five senior officials from the Livestock Development Department. It is…

  • Thailand News

    Thai CIB crackdown reveals 500 million baht online loan scam

    The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has launched the CIB Anti Online Scam, a crackdown operation against a ruthless online loan scheme that has been running through various mobile applications. The operation, which took place at 11am today, led to the arrest of two key suspects and the discovery of more than 500 million baht in circulation. CIB’s operation took place…

  • Thailand News

    Net idol Fern’s fall from grace: CIB’s fraud hunt goes viral

    Renowned net idol Fern is sought by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) following allegations of fraud involving a nail salon investment scheme and online money sharing that have led multiple victims to lose over 10 million baht. The victims, led by Ronnarong Kaewpetch, the chairman of the network seeking justice in society, complained at 9.30am today at the CIB. Among…

  • Crime News

    Nok murder: CIB has strong evidence, 14 other officers charged

    Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) chief Police Lieutenant General Jirabhop Bhuridej has unequivocally affirmed the strength of the case against the key suspect, Praween Chanklai, known as Nok, in the alleged orchestration of the shooting of two highway police officers on September 6, a crime that carries the possibility of a death sentence. The victims of the fatal shooting were Police…

  • Phuket News

    CIB arrest Phuket man for online scam they’ve tracked since 2022

    Thai police have taken into custody a local man in connection with a number of online scams, the Royal Thai Police’s Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) shared in a media update. The arrest took place on Freedom Beach in Phuket, as the CIB disclosed through a post on its official Facebook page. Although the detailed report refrained from stating the family…

  • Crime News

    CIB arrest 15-year fugitive wanted for double murder

    Justice has been finally served on an old open criminal case. After 15 years of being on the run, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Royal Thai Police Crime Suppression Division announced a man wanted in connection with the murder of a wealthy couple in Phuket has been arrested. The CIB in Bangkok confirmed an arrest in a cold…

  • Crime News

    British drug fugitive Richard Wakeling arrested in Bangkok

    British fugitive Richard Wakeling, wanted on narcotics trafficking charges, was arrested in Bangkok on Friday. The National Crime Agency of the UK requested cooperation from Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) in the arrest of the man from Brentwood, Essex. The 54 year old Wakeling had been sentenced to 11 years in prison for attempted amphetamine smuggling of product worth about 8…

  • Crime News

    Death Wish Thailand: Who is ‘Inspector Sua’?

    Lt-Colonel Wasawat Mookarasakul, the senior police officer named as “Inspector Sua” in an explosive Facebook post last week, has been suspended from duty pending an investigation by the Crime Suppression Division (CSD). When the Central Investigation Bureau promises a straightforward investigation that is “strictly in line with the law,” questions have to be asked about what goes on during other…

  • Crime News

    Car-theft scam bags 500th victim in central Thailand

    Nonthaburi police have seized 70 vehicles involved in a car-theft scam by a gang that preyed on penniless car owners. Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) commissioner Pol Lt Gen Jirabhop Bhuridej said Friday that police found 70 vehicles at a car park in Nonthaburi province. The success came when a carpark attendant told police that some of the vehicles in his…

  • Crime News

    Android users urged not to charge phones in public in case they get hacked

    The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) is advising the public to exercise caution when charging their smartphones in public after a Thai man’s Android phone was hacked at the weekend. The CIB believe hackers have found a way of altering charging cables to steal personal information from phone users. Wisanusan Sam-pok revealed in a Facebook post on Sunday that 101,560 baht…

  • Crime News

    US arrested man for stock fraud in Phuket

    A man wanted by the United States for his involvement in stock manipulation and fraud has been arrested in Phuket. Peter Coker Jr, a citizen of the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, was apprehended on Wednesday in a hotel room located near Surin Beach. The arrest was made by a team consisting of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) and…

  • Crime News

    Bail denied for celeb couple running porn and gambling websites

    Bail has been denied for the former soap star and her computer programmer husband who just made sensational headlines for operating gambling and porn websites. The pair were arrested on Thursday along with an accomplice by the Crime Suppression Division and were just denied bail by the Criminal Court. Arrest warrants were issued for actress Thamolphan Phanuchitputthiwong, better known as…

  • Pattaya News

    Document forgers arrested in Chon Buri

    Police have arrested document forgers in Chon Buri and Kanchanaburi in connection with the forgery of bank and salary statements that were used to defraud loan companies out of about 20 million baht (US$600,000). Pol Lt Gen Jirabhop Bhuridej, commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, said yesterday that Satawat Chaengchawee and Wanwisa Pramjon were arrested at their home in the…

  • Politics News

    Attack on master complainer was wrong says Deputy PM

    The violent attack on Thailand’s master complainer, Srisuwan Janya, by another activist was denounced yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon. The well-known publicity-seeking Srisuwan was attacked at a press conference he organised outside the Central Investigation Bureau announcing he was going to file a complaint with the police against comedian Udom “Nose” Taepanich. Srisuwan believes Nose Udom’s remarks,…

  • Pattaya News

    Mountain B victims demand investigation of state officials

    In the fallout of the Mountain B Pub fire tragedy, families of victims have filed charges against the club owners. But now they are expanding their litigation to include state officials who they say didn’t do their duty in allowing the pub to open illegally. The fire claimed the lives of 25 people in the months following the August 5…

  • Crime News

    Man used dating app to murder one woman, torture another

    A man was arrested for murdering a woman he met on a dating app while police found another severely beaten woman in his room. The 27 year old man had been wanted for the torture of a woman that resulted in her death on July 21 in Bangkok Noi but had gone on the run. Police got a tip-off about…

  • World News

    In the soup – wildlife trafficker extradited to US

    A Malaysian man arrested for alleged wildlife trafficking has been extradited to the United States. Teo Boon Ching, 57, was put on a flight to the US at Suvarnabhumi airport on Friday night. The suspect, wanted on a warrant issued by the Criminal Court for colluding in wildlife trafficking and money laundering, was arrested at a Bangkok hotel on June…

  • Crime News

    Police step up search for minister’s missing father

    Police stepped up a search for the missing father of a government minister charged with land encroachment by Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission. Soonthorn Vilawan, father of Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Vilawan, is allegedly on the run after failing to turn up in court on Thursday to face charges of forest encroachment. The NACC told media Thursday the anti-graft watchdog had…

  • Phuket News

    Two Ukrainian fugitives arrested in Phuket over US tax evasion scandal

    Two Ukrainian nationals wanted for fraud and tax evasion in the US were arrested in Phuket on Tuesday. The men fled to Thailand after warrants for their arrest were issued in Florida earlier this month. The pair are accused of providing employment for hundreds of illegal immigrants in America from 2007 – 2021 and evading $10 million in employment taxes.…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | “Joe Ferrari’s” lawyer fights back

    Police on Koh Samui says the body of Australian cricket player, Shane Warne, will be flown home for a state funeral once the autopsy is completed. The 52-year-old was found dead at a villa on the island on Friday, a day after he arrived. The player is thought to have died of a heart attack. According to a report, his…

  • Crime News

    Crackdown on illegal firearms nets 300 guns, 51 arrests

    In a countrywide push to get illegal firearms off the streets of Thailand, police have announced that they made 51 arrests and seized over 300 guns. The campaign to crackdown on illegal guns was initiated in response to the recent surge in crimes across Thailand that have been committed using firearms. Police reported that, along with the 300 guns they…

  • Crime News

    Husband and wife arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle crystal methamphetamine to Hong Kong

    A man and his wife have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 9 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, which they hid in shoulder bags, to Hong Kong. The drugs were seized nearly a year prior in Bangkok. Henry Kelechi Alaeto, a Nigerian national, and his Thai wife, 24 year old Wanwisa Pilatan, were detained by police in their Bangkok room,…

  • Phuket News

    Baccarat bust fall out, Phuket City police under investigation

    Over the weekend, an illegal game of Baccarat was busted, Now, Phuket city police are under investigation for their lack of intervention Vis-à-vis gambling in their jurisdiction. The Region 8 Police Commander, Kitrat Panpetch gave an order yesterday to transfer the 5 officials from Phuket City Police Station. They will temporarily work out of the Region 8 headquarters at a…

  • Thailand News

    6 people arrested for allegedly running 200 million baht “romance scam”

    Police arrested 6 people allegedly involved in a 200 million baht so-called romance scam, setting up fake profiles online and, after some sweet-talking, persuading their “lovers to transfer money to their account. A victim who came forward to police says she transferred hundreds of thousands of baht to whom she thought was an American businessman in Malaysia who needed money…

  • Crime News

    2 senior officers investigated over alleged drug trafficking involvement

    The chief of Thailand’s national police, Suwat Jangyodsuk, has called an investigation into allegations that 2 senior officers were involved in a 2019 drug smuggling operation. The claims were made during last week’s censure debate, when opposition politicians alleged that a police colonel and a lieutenant general played a role in the trafficking of 1.5 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine discovered…

  • Crime News

    Police raid 5 homes and businesses suspected of gambling, arrest 21 people

    Police arrested 21 people on gambling charges after 5 raids in Bangkok over the weekend. While deputy chief of the Central Investigation Bureau, Jiraphop Phuridet, says the raids on January 8 and 9 are part of a nationwide crackdown initiated by the national police chief after a Covid-19 outbreak at a Rayong gambling den, the raids busted what seems like…

  • Bangkok News

    6 senior police transferred after Bangkok gambling raid

    A Bangkok police chief and 5 senior officers have been transferred for alleged negligence of duty following a gambling den raid in Bangkok’s Laksi area. The Metropolitan Police Bureau will investigate to determine whether the officers had any involvement in the illegal gambling operation. Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau raided the venue in the Thung Song Hong area and arrested 94…

  • Bangkok News

    Police arrest 89 people in Bangkok gambling den raid

    Police raided a Bangkok gambling den and arrested 89 people for allegedly gambling and violating the Emergency Decree which prohibits unauthorised gatherings in crowded spaces to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The bust follows a Covid-19 outbreak at a gambling den in Rayong, around 60 kilometres from Pattaya and around 180 kilometres from Bangkok. Yesterday, a 45 year old man…

  • Crime News

    9 arrested for allegedly embezzling more than 2.8 billion baht from Railway Club Cooperative funds

    Police arrested 9 people involved in the Railway Club Cooperative, including the former chief, on collusion charges for allegedly approving loans behind closed doors to embezzle a total of 2.8 billion baht from members’ funds. Officers from the Central Investigation Bureau have been investigating since June 30 of last year. Investigators say the suspects approved loans without calling meetings for…

  • Thailand News

    Royal Thai Police form new bureau to investigate cybercrime

    The Royal Thai Police have formed a new organisation to investigate cyber-related crimes. Commissioner of the new Cybercrime Investigation Bureau, Kornchai Klaiklueng, says they will work with international counterparts, but officers need to train first before dealing with transnational cybercrime investigations. The bureau is short on staff and still needs to recruit more officers before it can begin operations, according…