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  • Thailand News

    Teen gang nabbed after robbing Cambodians and boasting online

    A teenage gang who robbed Cambodian youths of their clothing and belt buckles while flaunting their actions on Facebook was apprehended by the police. The incident took place at around 9.30pm yesterday, according to the investigative team at Bang Phli Police Station. The investigation led officers to a house in Bang Pla, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan Province. Authorities had…

  • Thailand News

    Songkhla power plant hit by armed assault and explosions

    Armed individuals dressed in camouflage stormed a power plant in Songkhla province early morning today, setting off three explosions and burning tyres in a coordinated incident that caused significant disruption. The event unfolded around 12.10am, today, April 26, when surveillance footage captured clear images of four individuals armed with what appeared to be military-grade weapons. The most severe incident occurred…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya panic: Grenade scare rattles resident

    Panic spread through the Pattaya community yesterday following the discovery of an M26 grenade and live ammunition concealed in a residential area. Local authorities, including the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, were quickly alerted and dispatched to secure the area and defuse the potential threat. The grenade, a lethal M26 fragmentation hand grenade, was found in pristine condition, tucked under…

  • Thailand News

    Thai couple arrested for illegal blank gun trade earning 120,000 baht monthly

    A married couple was arrested today for illegally manufacturing and selling blank gun weapons and parts through a closed social media group, earning them an astonishing monthly income of 120,000 baht (US$3,415). The arrest of the couple, identified as 39 year old Wimol and 37 year old Chanthana, was led by the Special News and Tools Analysis Division of the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai PM’s purse power play: Srettha urges military to trade arms for aid in 2024

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin urged the military to postpone their plans to procure weapons for 2024 in a bid to divert funds towards aiding the nation’s needy, according to insiders. Defence Minister Sutin Klunsang and Prommin Lertsuridej, the Prime Minister’s Secretary-General, have been tasked with negotiating the delay with the military leaders. The prime minister wishes to utilise the budget…

  • Thailand News

    Hammer confusion: Mechanics flee customer brandishing hammer

    A middle-aged customer strode into a mechanic garage and was stunned as everyone around him panicked and fled. Was it something he said? Did he inadvertently offend someone? Or perhaps it was the large hammer he was wielding as he entered the shop. The man was captured on video entering the workshop with a large hammer in hand, causing two…

  • Politics News

    Thai PM’s new weapons procurement plan to boost national economy

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is moving forward with plans to overhaul Thailand’s armed forces, beginning with a significant shift in weapons procurement procedures, a military source has confirmed. The new leader had a meeting with the heads of the armed forces last week, where they discussed the new government’s intended course of action concerning military and security matters. During this…

  • Pattaya News

    Police seize lethal weapons cache in Chon Buri

    In the latest chapter of the firearms crackdown saga unfolding in Chon Buri, the local law enforcement authorities successfully seized bundles of lethal weapons and ammunition from a Thai national who had a penchant for brandishing his arsenal on social media. However, the suspect gave the police a slip by swiftly disappearing into a nearby patch of woodland. This operation…

  • Hot News

    Ukraine’s Zelenskiy requests weapons systems from Western leaders

    Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy is asking Western leaders for a wide range of weapons systems to assist the country in its fight against Russia’s invasion. According to Thai PBS World, he asked leaders of countries in the Joint Expeditionary Force, including British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, to meet in Latvia to discuss his request for assistance. “I ask you to…

  • Crime News

    German man on overstay arrested for guns, drugs

    Police arrested a Thai woman and a German man on overstay in Patong with drugs and weapons. They were found and taken into custody on Friday after the man sent a threatening image of a gun on the LINE app. Police did not reveal how long ago the man’s stamp in his passport had expired, only confirming that he had…

  • Phuket News

    New Zealand expat arrested in Phuket over weapons, including explosives

    A New Zealand expat has been arrested in Phuket for possessing several weapons, including 11 explosives. The man, 63 year old Gareth Alan Davies, was also found to have 19 guns and ammunition in his house in the Kathu district. Region 8 Police Commander Surapong Thanomjit said that Davies had claimed that the weapons were just collectables. But Commander Surapong…

  • Crime News

    Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes

    Police in Pattaya is continuing their commitment to crack down on law-breaking along the beach. They were out on patrol Monday night and added prostitution to the list of illegal activities that they were on the lookout to prevent. The police plan to operate regular patrols and be much more strict on things like drinking on the beach and carrying…

  • World News

    US arrests 3 Thais, yakuza chief for planning to supply missiles to Burmese rebels

    US authorities revealed yesterday that they have arrested three Thai men and a Japanese yakuza organised crime leader in New York City on April 4 – 5. The men are accused of trafficking heroin and methamphetamine, as well as attempting to acquire surface-to-air missiles for rebel groups in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Takeshi Ebizawa, Sompak Raksaranee, Somphop Sigsiri and Suksan…

  • World News

    Asia News Today | Asian countries start ramping up pressure on Russia

    Asia-Pacific market have risen today as investors navigated the changing situation in Russia and Ukraine.Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 1.4%. The S&P 200 in Australia was up 1.2%. In South Korea markets are closed for a holiday today. Chinese tech giant Baidu is also expected to announce its fourth-quarter results today…. pundits are expecting a softer Q4 than expected.China’s official manufacturing…

  • World News

    Cambodia PM orders to destroy, store US weapons following arms embargo ban

    Cambodia PM Hun Sen is not quite happy following an arms embargo ban by the United States last week and asked the country’s military to examine any US-made weapons or equipment in its possession to be stored in warehouses or destroyed, although the country has never acquired arms from the States under the current administration. According to the Phnom Penh…

  • Crime News

    Crime Suppression Division seizes dozens of illegal firearms in a series of raids

    Thai law enforcement officers are cracking down on the illegal firearms trade, primarily on the online sales of guns. The Crime Suppression Division, or CSD, executed a series of raids this month, seizing dozens of illegal weapons and arresting several people on illegal weapons charges. The raids were initiated following the investigation into the online sales of firearms on the…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Principal pulls out gun, rare orange pearl | February 5

    AstraZeneca says it will send 150,000 doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Thailand from a plant in Asia, as a result of an EU ruling that restricts exports of the vaccine to countries outside the bloc. The doses had been due to come from Italy. Thailand’s Health Minister says officials have received a letter from the pharmaceutical giant that explains…

  • Crime News

    Former prisoner, released after murder rap, re-arrested for possession of weapons, drugs

    A routine checkpoint in Pattaya has led to the re-arrest of a 31 year old man recently released from prison following his role in a murder 14 years ago. The Pattaya News reports that Somphong Kaewpaijit was arrested in possession of a machine gun and illegal drugs. He was previously found guilty of involvement in the murder of jet-ski champion,…

  • Crime News

    Appeals Court upholds 6 month sentence for Premchai on weapons charge

    The Appeals Court has upheld the 6 month prison term handed down to construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for illegal possession of firearms. Premchai, the president of Italian-Thai Development Plc, appeared on Tuesday to hear the verdict. The court ruled to uphold the lower court’s decision. Premchai was granted release on unconditional bail, with 500,000 baht cash placed as bond. His…

  • Crime News

    Police in Chon Buri display huge cache of seized weapon

    Officers of Thailand’s Police Region 2, covering the entire eastern region, displayed a huge cache of weapons seized so far in a crackdown this month. The news was released yesterday at a press briefing at the Region 2 headquarters in Chon Buri. From July 3-9, police of Region 2, comprising 8 provinces: Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Trad, Nakhon Nayok, Prachin…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Don’t blame the Thai army, blame the soldier – General Apirat

    “The army chief offered his condolences to families of those killed and the injured and promised a career in the army if the victims’ children want to join the service.” The 32 year old gunman who shot 30 people dead during his Saturday afternoon shooting spree in Korat over the weekend, Jakrapanth Thomma, owned legally registered guns. He had five guns –…

  • Events

    Guns, tanks and political speeches. Just another Children’s Day in Thailand.

    Children’s Day has come and gone for another year. As usual, the media like to follow the Thai PM in the hope of a perfect photo of him and an unsuspecting Thai child. The prime minister certainly enjoys the annual interaction and appears more comfortable surrounded by children than performing in Parliament. It’s also a day that the Thai armed…

  • Pattaya News

    New Pattaya police chief ‘reads the riot act’ to pubs and nightclubs

    PHOTOS: 77Kaoded The new Pattaya police chief is laying down the law for pubs and nightclubs around Pattaya about rules and regulations. A meeting over the weekend heard that customers under 20 were not permitted, customers must not bring drugs or weapons into the venues and that closing hours must be strictly adhered to. 100 local staff, owners and managers…

  • Phuket News

    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,…