Crime

2 killed in 15-minute firefight between security forces and insurgents as Pattani siege is ended

2 killed in 15-minute firefight between security forces and insurgents as Pattani siege is ended

June 22, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

One of the two dead men was identified as 29-year-old Amran Mahire with four arrest warrants and who was believed to be linked to the… Read More ›

Killer gang linked to murdered family holed up at a Pattani resort but refuse to surrender peacefully to task force

Killer gang linked to murdered family holed up at a Pattani resort but refuse to surrender peacefully to task force

June 21, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Killing of a businessman, his daughter and nephew from Songkhla at the end of April was an outrage that shocked and angered the public in… Read More ›

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

June 19, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Defendant in the case, 56-year-old Suthep Phochanasomboon, lost his ฿874k bail bond when he failed to turn up at the Chonburi Provincial Court on May… Read More ›

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

June 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

34-year-old son Ratish Sachathamakul went kayaking while his parents later emerged from their bedroom looking for the pool area. When the younger man returned, he… Read More ›

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

June 9, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

More helicopter flights over key districts in southern Songkhla province and patrol boats near Satun as military tightens control of Thailand’s southern border with Malaysia… Read More ›

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

June 8, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police seized 5 bottles of beer for examination as well as CCTV equipment from the luxury hotel to be reviewed by experts after being told… Read More ›

Supreme Court Chief sets up panel to investigate bribery claims linked to ฿11 billion tax appeal by Toyota

Supreme Court Chief sets up panel to investigate bribery claims linked to ฿11 billion tax appeal by Toyota

June 7, 2021

Crime, Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Allegations of corruption relating to the tax case have been looked into by two leading US law firms and are being investigated by federal prosecutors.… Read More ›

Nong Chompoo’s uncle arrested as a suspect in her murder by police and sent to Mukdahan for prosecution 

Nong Chompoo’s uncle arrested as a suspect in her murder by police and sent to Mukdahan for prosecution 

June 3, 2021

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Tragic and sad case has become controversial in Thailand due to the media coverage of the story where the prime suspect, arrested on Wednesday, Mr… Read More ›

Remains of Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand who died on Ko Lipe on Sunday sent to Bangkok

Remains of Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand who died on Ko Lipe on Sunday sent to Bangkok

May 31, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Kiev’s ambassador to Thailand was highly critical of Russian foreign policy and the disastrous effects of the Kremlin’s actions towards Ukraine including the economic loss… Read More ›

Police defend Pattaya search warrant raid which saw two officers shot with Chinese man arrested and charged

Police defend Pattaya search warrant raid which saw two officers shot with Chinese man arrested and charged

May 30, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Chinese media, this week, has been covering the story of 35-year-old Mr Zhang Yang also known as ‘Leo’ portraying the actions of the Thai police… Read More ›

UK man who cut up a Thai go-go dancer gets short shrift from a European court and faces justice

UK man who cut up a Thai go-go dancer gets short shrift from a European court and faces justice

May 29, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The body of 31-year-old Laxami Manochat or ‘Pook’ from Sisaket in Thailand was found by horrified police in a suitcase taken from the Mae Klong… Read More ›

Nigerian and his wife led romance scam gang that generated ฿200 million in 50 accounts since 2020

Nigerian and his wife led romance scam gang that generated ฿200 million in 50 accounts since 2020

May 26, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Woman who lost ฿1 million after commencing an online relationship last year on Instagram and LINE with someone she thought was a US businessman in… Read More ›

Top Thai drug suppression czar says notorious Asia Pacific drug syndicate could be about to fall after seizure

Top Thai drug suppression czar says notorious Asia Pacific drug syndicate could be about to fall after seizure

May 25, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Australian Federal Police have been targeting the Chinese drugs empire with triad links for decades. Together with other police agencies and the UN agency responsible… Read More ›

Chinese man linked to organised crime arrested at luxury Pattaya mansion after shooting policemen 

Chinese man linked to organised crime arrested at luxury Pattaya mansion after shooting policemen 

May 21, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Miraflores House, on 1 rai of land, had a Rolls Royce, Porsche and Mercedes Benz parked in bays when a police force linked with Provincial… Read More ›

Senior police officer arrested and charged linked with the illegal abduction of a Taiwanese man

Senior police officer arrested and charged linked with the illegal abduction of a Taiwanese man

May 19, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The senior officer was not named by Metropolitan Police Bureau Chief Police Lieutenant General Pakkapong Pongpetra but he confirmed that he held the rank of… Read More ›

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

May 18, 2021

Crime, Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

77-year-old serial killer is still alive, jailed in Nepal serving two life sentences, he cannot be prosecuted in Thailand for at least 14 cold-blooded murders.… Read More ›

Two Americans arrested over kidnapping linked with failed gloves deal and loss of ฿93 million

Two Americans arrested over kidnapping linked with failed gloves deal and loss of ฿93 million

May 17, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Details of the kidnapping of a Taiwanese man and extortion attempt on March 28th were given by the police on Saturday at a press conference.… Read More ›

39-year-old man in court charged with raping two women, remanded in custody until May 24th next 

39-year-old man in court charged with raping two women, remanded in custody until May 24th next 

May 14, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police are interviewing at least five other women and further charges are expected against the serial rapist who is the subject of complaints from up… Read More ›

Police in Bangkok and Pattaya hunt down sexual monster who terrorised, raped scores of women with impunity

Police in Bangkok and Pattaya hunt down sexual monster who terrorised, raped scores of women with impunity

May 11, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police are hunting down the serial rapist who uses a knife and drugs to intimidate and control his victims after luring them on ‘pretty’ assignments… Read More ›

American who stabbed his pregnant wife to death attempted to murder his ex-wife in Colorado in 2019

American who stabbed his pregnant wife to death attempted to murder his ex-wife in Colorado in 2019

May 8, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A bad guy: the tragedy raises questions about the ability of a US fugitive from justice to enter Thailand at this time of restricted entry… Read More ›