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  • Phuket News

    Illegal mushroom mayhem: Patong’s peaceful dawn disrupted by police raid

    The tranquil resort town of Patong was startled in the early hours yesterday morning, as police swooped on a local shop, apprehending one individual for the illegal sale of mushrooms. The Patong Police confirmed the raid, which took place around 12.10am yesterday. The illicit merchandise seized by the police was an assortment of mushrooms, each variety carefully stored in separate…

  • Crime News

    Phuket police crackdown on crime boosts safety for visa-free tourists

    In a span of seven days, Phuket police apprehended 64 individuals in an effort to bolster the safety measures for tourists from China and Kazakhstan who are visiting under a visa-free arrangement. The Phuket Provincial Police’s campaign is primarily aimed at curbing crime rates, particularly drug-related offences, to uphold Phuket’s reputation as a safe tourist destination. According to a report…

  • Crime News

    Buzzkill: CIB busts counterfeit mosquito repellent ring spanning three provinces in Thailand

    The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently apprehended a manufacturer of counterfeit mosquito repellent in Samut Sakhon, along with three distribution points across three provinces. The counterfeit products, containing hazardous chemicals, were discovered today, and a total of 227,000 boxes worth 4.54 million baht were seized. The CIB’s investigation was sparked by the discovery of two Chinese mosquito repellent brands sold…

  • Crime News

    Beauty clinics raid in Bangkok: Over 940 items seized for illicit use of cosmetics

    The Central Criminal Investigation Bureau (CCIB) led by Major Anan Nanasombat, with Surasak Vichaisak, Director of Health Support Services, and Paisan Dankhum, Secretary of the Food and Drug Committee, today announced the results of a raid on four beauty clinics in Suan Luang, Bueng Kum, Dusit and Wang Thonglang. The clinics were found to be illicitly using cosmetics as substitutes…

  • Thailand News

    Samrong beauty clinics raided for explicit content and unregistered products

    Recently, a beauty clinic in the Samrong area and its Chai Samoraphum branch were raided by Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA), health service support and Consumer Protection Police Division officials. The investigation, which was prompted by revealing and provocative content uploaded to YouTube, uncovered more than 500,000 followers on a content creator’s channel. This marketing strategy, however, has caused…

  • Crime News

    Phuket firm probed for illegal foreign business operations worth 440m baht

    A legal accounting firm in Chalong, Phuket, faces an investigation by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) for its involvement with nearly 70 foreigners illegally operating companies with an estimated total value of 440 million baht. The firm is suspected of leveraging nominee shareholders to allow foreigners to control several companies unlawfully. DSI Director-General Major Suriya Singhakamol led the raid…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket nightclubs raided for late trading, serving alcohol to minors

    Two Phuket nightclubs in the Kathu district have been raided by officials from the Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA) and the Volunteer Defense Corps (OrSor). The clubs, the Ratree Club and Mahanakorn Phuket were accused of late trading, public disturbance, serving alcohol to minors, and operating without proper permits. The raids were carried out early this morning after a plain-clothes officer confirmed…

  • Expats

    Police close nightclub after raid on Pattaya Walking Street

    Pattaya Police will recommend the closure of a popular nightclub to the provincial governor after the venue’s repeated license violations on the district’s notorious Walking Street. Flexx Club on Walking Street in tambon Nong Prue, Bang Lamung district, was raided by police in the early hours of this morning for violating legal operating hours. The raid, led by Pattaya Police…

  • Crime News

    Police raid Pattaya club, find no license

    Police in Pattaya seem to believe that tourists crave the safety and security of club raids each night. That was the reason given for the latest in a long series of nearly nightly raids on clubs and nightlife entertainment venues last night. In the early hours of this morning, police shut down a club that was operating after legal hours…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya venue may be closed after repeated drug raids

    An entertainment venue that has been raided and shut down several times, may now be permanently closed after the latest raid. Pattaya Police did not name the nightclub but reported that the venue was found to be operating illegally and after hours, with drugs found inside, during a routine patrol of the entertainment district of Bang Lamung. Pattaya Police were accompanied…

  • Pattaya News

    Police bust 2 drug parties, arrest 43 teenagers

    Move over adults, it’s time for the kids to join in. After a series of high-profile raids on entertainment venues around Thailand, in part as a crackdown on drugs after the meth ties to the daycare centre killer, police busted two parties full of mostly teenagers in Chon Buri this week. Police officials announced that in the early hours of…

  • Business News

    Huge Bangkok bar raided as police arrest underage and customers for drug possession

    Despite the ‘official’ closing time for nightlife venues around Bangkok being extended to midnight, from 11pm, on June 1, many venues have continued to push their luck with authorities for the last few months. This venue since February. Yesterday morning Pathumwan district police raided a bar in Bangkok’s Rong Muang area after receiving a tip off that the venue had been…

  • Thailand News

    Two officers accused of stealing motorbikes from police station’s evidence department

    Two police officers in southern Thailand are being accused of stealing 36 motorbikes, which had been confiscated from suspects. The motorbikes had been seized from suspects and were being kept at the police station in Songkhla as evidence. The officers allegedly sold the stolen motorbikes to other police officers. A former police station superintendent accused the two officers of stealing…

  • Pattaya News

    Police raid art gallery opened as nightclub, 100 partygoers reportedly fled from police

    In another police raid in Pattaya, more than 100 people reportedly fled a party held at a local art gallery at 10:30pm last night, past the 9pm cutoff time for alcohol sales at restaurants. The Pattaya News says partygoers were jumping fences and climbing out windows to flee from police at the Ma Ha Na Cafe and Art Gallery in…

  • Video

    Thailand Pass, Boiling Blood, Freedom Of Speech | Thaiger Bites | Ep.54

    Jay and Tim go through your video messages, comments and feedback from Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and Thaiger Talk forum on the website as they talk about a life worth living.

  • Crime News

    Fake goods valued at 40 million baht seized in police busts

    Pro-tip: If a shop is selling Louis Vuitton pillows next to Doraemon pillows, they are fake. In a series of raids, police impounded 40 million baht worth of counterfeit goods – mostly bedding products – from storage facilities in Pathum Thani and Rayong. The Department of Special Investigation announced the haul yesterday. The bust was made with the help of…

  • Video

    Thailand Top Stories | Quarantine like to be waived for vaccinated travellers on November 1 | October 12

    Natty gives us a quick update on the national Covid-19 situation as well as the top headlines in Thailand and Southeast Asia: Quarantine like to be waived for vaccinated travellers from 10 countries, Alcohol ban likely to be lifted by December, Tham Luang cave complex will reopen on Friday, Indonesia to reopen borders to travellers from 18 countries, Vietnam workers…

  • Phuket News

    Police suddenly began raiding Patong bars selling alcohol

    While it’s been illegal for bars to open in Thailand and the selling or consumption of alcohol in public is forbidden, police have been looking the other way as patrons sneak beers in bars in Patong, the famous entertainment and nightlife district in Phuket. But after over a month of this occurring under the radar, police have begun raiding and…

  • Thailand News

    Party at luxury villa in Phuket raided, homeowner allegedly assaults police officer

    Over the weekend, a party at a luxury villa in Phuket was raided and 19 people were arrested. One officer was allegedly assaulted in the course of the raid. The house was raided in the early morning hours in the Rawai sub-district. Police arrived at the villa around 1am after being tipped off that an illegal gathering was taking place.…

  • Thailand News

    Do expats follow rules and Covid restrictions in Thailand? | GMT | Episode 88

    On Todays show Jay, Mike and Waan discuss whether foreigners and expats in Thailand follow rules and covid restrictions set by the government. We also take a look at the extended restrictions for Phuket.

  • Thailand News

    18 arrested at Bang Lamung birthday party, ecstasy seized

    Police in Bang Lamung, a district in Chon Buri, have arrested 18 people yesterday at a birthday party. The raid, which made it a surprise birthday party in a way, happened at 11 pm at a home in the Nong Pla Yen sub-district. Police were alerted to the birthday party from a concerned citizen who was reportedly afraid the party…

  • Pattaya News

    121 arrested in raid of “restaurant” clubs violating Covid-19 rules

    A raid around Pattaya at the earliest hours of this morning brought over a hundred arrests for violating Covid-19 measures, drinking, gathering, and smoking shisha. The raid of 2 venues that attempted to skirt the national bar and club closure laws by operating as an alleged restaurant took place between midnight and 2 am. The so-called restaurants had been operating…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thong Lor again: 31 arrested in club violating Covid-19 rules

    Some people never learn. After frequently being named as the source of the Covid-19 third wave outbreak, which brought the more contagious Alpha variant to Thailand and spread it to every province in the country, the clubs and Hi-So people of the Thong Lor area of Bangkok are still flouting Covid-19 safety restrictions. Today 31 people were arrested after partying…