seizure

  • Thailand

    Driver suffers seizure, crashes into two motorcycles, killing 1

    A sedan driver suffered a seizure this morning causing his car to crash into two motorcyclists, killing one, and injuring another on Setthakit 1 Road in Samut Sakhon province. The accident happened in rush hour today at 8.30am. The 51 year old driver, Wichian Chanla, was injured and sent to a hospital while his four passengers escaped unharmed. Wichian’s black…

  • Drugs

    Huge stash of marijuana intercepted near the Malaysian border

    Police have discovered some 1.6 tonnes of compressed high-grade marijuana. The stash was hidden in amongst other freight being carried on an 18 wheeler truck in Narathiwat. That’s a LOT of weed! The truck was on its way, allegedly to transfer into a boat to cross the Malaysian border, nearby. Local drug authorities estimate the high-grade marijuana would have a…

  • Protests

    33 people injured and 5 arrested in last night’s protests near the Grand Palace in Bangkok

    33 people, including protesters and attending police, ended up casualties of last evening’s anti-government protests according to Erawan Medical Centre. The protest, reacting to the seizure of books discussing the Thai Monarchy and including pro-democracy speeches from last year, started off in Sanam Luang during the afternoon. But it quickly escalated after police erected a wall of shipping containers preventing…

  • Crime

    Illegal gambling site taken down after raids, alleged earnings up to 10 billion baht

    Billion, with a ‘B’. A group of 6 Thais have been arrested over the operation of an allegedly lucrative illegal online gambling website. The website, since closed down, was called ‘Marwin Net.com’ which was allegedly connected with previous raids in Chon Buri. Police claim that the gambling ring has generated an astonishing 10 billion baht. The online gambling ring is…

  • Transport

    Thai Airways takes action to protect its planes from seizure

    Struggling national flag carrier Thai Airways is petitioning 3 countries to protect its assets, including aircraft, from seizure by creditors. Government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat made the announcement yesterday. The cabinet was informed about the filing of debt rehabilitation requests in foreign countries by Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam, who chairs the committee tasked with coordinating a solution to the airline’s problems.…

  • Business

    Thai Airways petitions overseas creditors not to confiscate its aircraft

    Thailand’s beloved but beleaguered national carrier is appealing to creditors in Switzerland, Japan and Germany not to seize its aircraft, while a similar request is being prepared for US creditors. If each country’s court approves the petition, Thai Airways assets will be protected against seizure when they fly into their jurisdictions. In particular, the airline will not risk having its…

  • Business

    Thai Airways may not need to file for bankruptcy in US

    Contrary to earlier reports, Thai Airways may not need to seek bankruptcy protection in the United States to avoid seizure of its planes and other assets. A senior official made the announcement after a meeting led by Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam with the struggling carrier’s senior management and the airline’s board. The meeting was to discuss the airline’s rehabilitation plan…

  • Hot News

    1 million methamphetamine pills seized in Chiang Rai

    Last night at around 8.30 pm Police officers from the Narcotics Suppression Division 3, under the supervision of Police General Watcharathip Mongkol, arrested 27 year old Atthachai Sai Kaew. The location of the arrest was at Rob Wiang Sub-district, Chiang Rai Province. Reports reveal that Atthachai was smuggling about 1,000,000 methamphetamine pills (yaba). During the arrest, officials found that Atthachai…

  • Crime

    Trio arrested with 47 kilograms of marijuana they were selling on Facebook

    Pattaya police have arrested 3 people on Saturday who were caught with 47 kilograms of marijuana that they’d been selling around Chonburi and Bangkok 20 year old Nakarachai or Pon-noon, 21 year old Muay Subboonto and 20 year old Nawee Cherndecha were arrested after police received a tip-off. The enterprising trio had also been brazenly selling their ‘consumables’ through a Facebook…

  • Bangkok

    Grab rider ‘Pop’ explains what happened when the Bangkok mum stopped him on the motorway

    PHOTO: Sanook.com The Grab Food motorcycle rider who stopped to help a mother take her sick son to hospital Bangkok’s heavy traffic on Tuesday has given some more details about his good deed. The child, Nong Pla Wan, is now being treated in hospital and expected to fully recover from the ordeal. Read yesterday’s story and watch the dramatic video HERE. Recalling the…

  • Crime

    Over 2 million meth pills, 83 kilograms of ice seized from a woman in Bangkok

    PHOTO: The Nation Police have arrested a woman in Bangkok and seized more than 2 million methamphetamine pills. 26 year old Supalak Eiamthawee, from the Sasithorn housing estate in Bang Khae district has been arrested and 2.158 million methamphetamine pills, 83 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine (ice) and 25 kilograms of ketamine seized. Police received tip-offs that the suspect rented a house…

  • Hot News

    Three Samut Prakan residents arrested with 868 kilograms of marijuana

    Three men have been arrested with a whopping 868 kilograms of marijuana hidden in two houses in Samut Prakan, south-east of Bangkok. Police held a media conference to announce the arrest of two 33 year olds, Somporn Kimya and Supachai Neesungnone along with an 18 year old Thawatchai (surname withheld). Metropolitan Police Lt Gen Sutthipong Wongpin says police seized the…

  • South

    Firearms and drugs seized in southern provinces crackdown

    A huge stash of iIllegal firearms and drugs have been seized this month in an upper southern province crackdown. There was a press conference held at the Police Region 8 headquarters in Mai Khao today to show and tell. Region 8 Police Deputy Commander Maj Gen Wanchai Eaksorapit says, “There has been a major crackdown this month in Surat Thani,…

  • Bangkok

    BKK road racing crackdown: 78 arrested with illegally modified motorcycles

    “…those under 18 will be sent for an attitude adjustment in a military camp for seven days.” Samut Prakan police have arrested 78 motorcyclists and seized 85 motorcycles allegedly modified for road racing. Police staffed the checkpoints on major roads in Samut Prakan last night and into early this morning making the arrests. Samut Prakan police chief Pol Maj Gen…

  • Cannabis News

    Seven drug busts net 10 million meth pills, 4 kg of heroin

    The more drugs police intercept, the more that pours across the borders. The Police Narcotics Suppression Bureau have reported on seven drug busts that netted 10 suspects and the confiscation of 10 million methamphetamine pills and nearly four kilograms of heroin. The NSB also seized other illicit drugs including crystal meth or “ice”, ecstasy pills and cocaine. Separate searches in…

  • Koh Samui

    Man arrested, 3kg of ‘ice’ seized on Samui

    FILE PHOTO A man has been arrested on Koh Samui after police seized more than 3 kg of crystal methamphetamine. In a joint operation between Army troops and district officials, 36 year old Thai national, Ekkachai Prakobwancharone, was arrested at his rented room early yesterday (Tuesday). Authorities seized 52 grams of the drug, popularly known as “ice”, from the room…

  • Cannabis News

    A tonne of marijuana seized on the banks of the Mekong

    Thai authorities have seized 1,000 kilograms (1 tonne) of marijuana from a spot along the Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom province around midday yesterday (Sunday). The Tha Uthen district chief Bhumisak Khampu conformed the discovery. He joined the officials in inspecting the drug stored in 25 black plastic parcels. Patrol police and Mekong naval patrol officers found the items along…