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    Northern Thailand: Police shoot armed drug dealer in self-defence

    Police officers in Chiang Kham, Phayao in northern Thailand encountered a drug dealer who aimed a firearm at them, prompting a defensive response that resulted in the suspect being shot. Police Colonel Sakorn Sukphoomphong, Superintendent of Chiang Kham Police Station, received a tip about a drug gathering in Ban Nam Lao, Moo 7, Mae Lao Subdistrict. He assigned Deputy Inspector…

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    Saphan Hin gas gun shooting suspect wanted by Phuket police

    Police in Phuket are actively searching for a suspect involved in a shooting incident at Saphan Hin. The assailant reportedly used a gas gun during the attack. Police received a report about the incident around 10.50pm yesterday. Staff at Phuket Provincial Hospital in Ratsada notified officers that a shooting victim had been admitted for treatment. The victim, Sakdawut Saengphon, was…

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    British couple busted for running Xanax scam in Thailand

    A British couple who led a multimillion-pound fake Xanax ring from a lavish Thai villa are facing a lengthy jail sentence. The couple, 29 year old Brian Pitts and 26 year old Katie Harlow, allegedly orchestrated an international drug empire from their opulent hideaway in Thailand, flooding the dark web with counterfeit Xanax pills produced in makeshift labs across the…

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    Temple tragedy: Friends turn foes in bizarre brawl

    A brawl left two friends critically injured in a surreal spectacle opposite the serene Huai Yai Temple in East Pattaya. Two friends turned their playful banter into a shocking duel on Tuesday, June 18. One of the men, 36 year old Weerayut Chomthalak was found at the scene with a severe head injury, bleeding profusely and possibly under the influence.…

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    Illegal spiritual retreat seized in Thai national forest reserve

    The Forest Department, military, police, and local administrative bodies joined forces to seize an unauthorised spiritual retreat within a national forest reserve. The site included roads, buildings, and accommodations constructed illegally. Pongpetch Kasupha, head of the Operation Unit of the Internal Security Operations Command Region 4, and Chanchai Kijsakdapap, leader of the Forest Department’s Tiger Unit, accompanied by officers from…

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    Big Joke demands impeachment of anti-corruption commissioner

    Police General Surachate Hakparn, better known as Big Joke, who has been suspended from his Deputy Police Chief position, has gathered enough signatures for a petition to lay charges against a member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). Big Joke submitted a petition with 20,000 signatures, demanding the impeachment of a NACC commissioner. The petition was handed over to House…

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    Iranian tourist assault rocks Phuket’s famous party street

    A night out in Phuket turned violent when an Iranian tourist was brutally attacked, leaving holidaymakers and locals questioning the island’s safety. Police Lieutenant Wisanu Chumee, Deputy Inspector of Patong Police Station, received a distressing report on Saturday night about a foreign tourist being assaulted and injured. The incident occurred at the bustling end of Soi Bang La, Bang La…

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    Indian tourist’s holiday horror: Robbed and beaten in Pattaya

    A 34 year old Indian tourist was brutally assaulted and robbed in Pattaya in the early hours yesterday. Gobi Manimaran, who was visiting the popular tourist destination yesterday, June 17, reported the harrowing incident to local police after being ambushed by a gang in front of the White Rose Hotel. The attackers, who pounced on Manimaran without warning, made off…

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    Beach vendor arrested in Pattaya for illegal alcohol sales

    Police in Pattaya have arrested a beach vendor for illegally selling alcoholic beverages and resisting officials. The arrest took place in the early hours yesterday, June 14, at Pattaya Beach, following a prior incident where city officials tried to apprehend vendors violating regulations by selling alcohol and renting out beach equipment without proper licences. The incident began at 2.36am, when…

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    Caught on cam: Teens blaze through vandalism at cannabis shop

    CCTV cameras captured a group of teenagers vandalising the Stoner Area cannabis shop in front of the Bang Saray Night Market in Sattahip. The incidents unfolded over several days, culminating in a brazen attack in the early hours of June 11. Approximately three days earlier, the same group of teenagers arrived at the shop armed with baseball bats, threatening staff…

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    Thai man dies after altercation with nephew in Lampang

    A man suffering from a mental illness was fatally injured after a confrontation with his nephew in Lampang province. The nephew later turned himself in to the police. Officers from the Koh Kha Police Station in Lampang province were alerted to a fatal assault at a residence in Tha Pha Subdistrict, Koh Kha District at 2pm yesterday, June 12. The…

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    Mother and child rescued from domestic abuse in Pathum Thani

    The Thai authorities, led by an influencer rescued a 23 year old mother and her two year old child from a domestic abuse situation by the child’s 22 year old father in Pathum Thani. The father claimed he could not remember his actions. Influencer Kan Jompalang, with Khlong Luang Police Station officers, Police Colonel Kiattisak Mitprasat, Police Lieutenant Colonel Chalad Homngern,…

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    Police arrest major drug dealer in Chon Buri condo raid

    Undercover police officers last night arrested a 28 year old man in Chon Buri province on drug charges. The arrest occurred at a luxury condominium in the Sri Racha district, with the suspect being identified as Apinop Srihiran, an alleged major drug dealer also known as “Ohm.” Officers from Banglamung Police Station apprehended Apinop while entering his condo unit. Apinop…

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    Search continues for missing Thai man at Srinakarin Dam

    The search for a 41 year old Thai man continues 20 days after he went missing during a trip to the Srinakarin Dam. The former university lecturer was last seen on May 19 during a gathering with 30 friends. Despite extensive efforts from authorities and local villagers, there has been no sign of him. At 1.30pm today, Jaturapuch aka Toey’s…

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    Patong fruit shop owner shoots wife in rage over affair

    A fruit shop owner in Patong, Phuket, shot his wife in a fit of rage after discovering her affair with a newly hired employee. The incident occurred when the man fired his gun at the ceiling, but the bullet ricocheted and injured his wife. Police Lieutenant of Patong Police Station Phacharathon Chan-iad. received a radio report today about a shooting…

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    Father and daughter targetted by gunmen over land dispute

    A father and daughter are living in fear after their home was targeted by gunmen, prompting them to post police reports on their door and trees to deter further attacks. The incident is believed to be linked to a dispute over valuable land. Kamin, a 74 year old homeowner in Thung Pho, Nong Chang District, Uthai Thani Province, reported that…

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    Executive arrested for hazardous materials at Phetchabun factory

    The Thai authorities swooped to arrest an executive at Win Process, en route to another factory in Phetchabun Province for possessing unauthorised hazardous materials. The executive, Ophas, faces court charges and is expected to be involved in 14 additional cases. A raid on another site uncovered numerous documents. Police from the Map Ta Phut Police Station in Rayong Province detained…

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    Foreign nationals arrested after bike rampage on Koh Samui (video)

    Chaos erupted on the usually serene holiday island of Koh Samui when two foreign nationals turned the tranquil road leading to Choengmon Beach into their personal racetrack. Equipped with roaring big bikes and an audacious attitude, their disruptive antics soon drew the ire of locals. Residents, living in the northeast corner of the island, initially complained tothe the Bophut Police…

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    Phuket: Belgian expat’s secret stash of illegal pawn busted

    Phuket unveiled a clandestine operation hidden within the opulent residence of a Belgian national. Motorcycles, an array of national IDs, and a single mobile phone were found in the expat’s possession. Police Lieutenant Colonel Thepnom Suwannarat, Superintendent of Investigation Division 3, Provincial Police Region 8, bore fruit as he apprehended a 63 year old Belgian, known only as Philippe. His…

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    Over 200 busted in drug-fuelled Pattaya pub

    Deputy Interior Minister Chada Thaised spearheaded a surprise raid on an illicit pub in Pattaya, exposing a drug scandal. The clandestine operation targeted a notorious establishment in Soi Kor Pai Pattaya, Banglamung district, following a barrage of complaints from neighbours about deafening noise, all-night parties, and rampant drug use among its youthful patrons. Upon the officials’ arrival, the scene inside…

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    Fake monks cause a holy ruckus at private firm in Pathum Thani

    A report from a private company in Nong Suea, Pathum Thani, prompted an investigation into a group of men dressed as monks who had been gathering at the company’s private location. The Pathum Thani Office of Buddhism received the complaint and coordinated with relevant agencies to conduct a field inspection at the 20-rai location. During the inspection, more than 27…

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    Thai man’s drunken rampage in Na Jomtien terrorises family

    A 36 year old Thai man was apprehended by police on Sunday in Na Jomtien, Sattahip, after allegedly attacking his parents in a drunken rage. Police were summoned to the Eua Arthorn Na Jomtien housing community following reports of domestic violence. Upon arrival, officers found the suspect, identified as Nattawut, aggressively threatening his mother with a small cutting tool on the…

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    Underground sex bar exposed: 24 Thai women arrested

    Taipei law enforcement swooped on an illicit underground bar in the Zhongshan District in Taipei, Taiwan, uncovering a web of illegal activities and arresting 24 Thai women suspected of working as hostesses. The raid, conducted on Saturday, May 18, resulted in the arrest of the 29 year old bar owner, identified only as Chiang, along with four of his employees…

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    Thai influencer deceived by ex-partner over 200,000 baht payment

    A Thai influencer tearfully disclosed being deceived by her former lover into losing a substantial amount of advertising money. Unable to contact her ex, she is now seeking legal recourse. The 59 year old influencer Sataporn Phutthakul, known as Aunt Porn, revealed that her ex-partner swindled her out of 200,000 baht, leaving her with only 50,000 baht and subsequently deducting…

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    Durian scam: Street vendor gets seven years for scale trickery

    A woman in Chumphon province has been caught red-handed and faces severe consequences after duping customers with a rigged scale at her roadside durian stall. The scandal unravelled when a suspicious customer, who purchased two durians weighing 16 kilogrammes for 1,640 baht, discovered a significant discrepancy upon shipping the fruits to their mother. The actual weight turned out to be…

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    NBTC member corruption complaint thrown out

    The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases has dismissed a high-profile dereliction of duties complaint against NBTC bigwig Pirongrong Ramasoota. The ruling cited insufficient evidence to support the allegations. True Digital Group, a faction of True Corporation, ignited the legal firestorm back in March, accusing Pirongrong of stirring up trouble by dispatching notices to 127 TV and radio…

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    Elderly tourist’s nightmare ride: Abandoned and robbed in Pattaya

    In a shocking incident that has raised serious concerns about tourist safety in Pattaya, the Tourist Police swiftly responded to a distress call on Monday. Concerned locals reported an elderly foreigner in distress at the J Intersection on Sukhumvit Road in the Sattahip district. The man, identified as 81 year old Israeli national Albert Mahlev, was found sitting by the…

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    Thai tyrant’s son blames shadowy figure for student massacre

    Colonel Narong Kittikachorn, once notorious as one of Thailand’s three tyrants of the 1970s, passed away yesterday morning at the age of 90 in Bangkok’s Phramongkutklao Hospital. Hospital officials confirmed he had been receiving treatment in the intensive care unit. Born on October 21, 1933, Narong was the son of the infamous Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn and the son-in-law of…

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    Fruity fury: Durian dispute turns into armed showdown

    A heated confrontation at a durian stall led to a dramatic arrest in Samut Prakan when a disgruntled man drew a gun in a threat of violence. The incident, which was captured on CCTV, occurred around 7.10pm on Wednesday, when the man, identified only as Tao, approached the stall after arguing with a woman across the street. He was later…

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    Tick-tock blow: Court fines NACC for Prawit watch probe

    In a significant blow to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and its office, the Central Administrative Court has levied fines for concealing the results of its probe into former deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon’s infamous watch collection. Veera Somkwamkid, a prominent political activist, revealed the court’s ruling today, slapping both entities with a fine of 5,000 baht each for non-compliance. Moreover,…