Crime

Police probe ‘child sacrifice’ claim in case of an abducted 23-month-old little girl from a Chiang Mai village

Police probe ‘child sacrifice’ claim in case of an abducted 23-month-old little girl from a Chiang Mai village

September 11, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

The bizarre case of Nong Gina has echoes of the tragic story of little Nong Chompoo whose body was found on a mountainside in Mukdahan… Read More ›

Drug party racket busted on Ko Samui with 47 year old Russian arrested in Immigration Bureau raid on home

Drug party racket busted on Ko Samui with 47 year old Russian arrested in Immigration Bureau raid on home

September 3, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Russian told arresting police that he was supplied with a wide range of drugs by another Russian national. Police seized a large and wide-ranging quantity… Read More ›

‘Ferrari Joe’ bipolar mental condition treated with scepticism by the senior policeman in charge of the case

‘Ferrari Joe’ bipolar mental condition treated with scepticism by the senior policeman in charge of the case

August 31, 2021

Crime, Thailand:

Senior police and prosecutors in Provincial Police Region 6 are reported to have had tense meetings this week as efforts to prosecute the case against… Read More ›

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

August 29, 2021

Crime, Politics, Thailand:

Ferrari Joe is being held at Phitsanulok Prison where according to the prison governor Narong Juisei, on Saturday, he spent a stressful first night in… Read More ›

‘Ferrari Jo’ arrested by police, accuses the media of slandering him, says it made him feel suicidal on the run

‘Ferrari Jo’ arrested by police, accuses the media of slandering him, says it made him feel suicidal on the run

August 27, 2021

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

The case of ‘Ferrari Jo’ or former Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon has already thrown some curves as lawyers begin to plan a defence for the… Read More ›

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

August 26, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

High profile and wealthy former Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon is on the run as the police zero in on his wealth after a shocking video… Read More ›

Revenue Department officials including a former Director-general stay behind bars, jailed for life

Revenue Department officials including a former Director-general stay behind bars, jailed for life

August 23, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Moves over the weekend to release the men before they had lodged an appeal against the verdict and sentence handed down last week, backfired as… Read More ›

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

August 21, 2021

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Signal by the police commissioner of a softer tone on Saturday was accompanied by the removal of a container barricade which has been the focus… Read More ›

Thai woman brutally murdered by 18 year old who ambushed her on an Ayutthaya road seeking sex

Thai woman brutally murdered by 18 year old who ambushed her on an Ayutthaya road seeking sex

August 14, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Construction site worker hid behind a mound near the road and saw the married woman returning from work on Monday the 26th of July riding… Read More ›

Murder of Swiss tourist on Phuket raises the disturbing question of tourist safety in Thailand

Murder of Swiss tourist on Phuket raises the disturbing question of tourist safety in Thailand

August 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Government is committed to keeping the Phuket Sandbox scheme open despite the brutal murder of a 57-year-old Swiss civil servant this week. The Minister of… Read More ›

Accused tells press he murdered the Swiss tourist last week in Phuket and stole ฿300 for drugs and orange juice

Accused tells press he murdered the Swiss tourist last week in Phuket and stole ฿300 for drugs and orange juice

August 8, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A sad story indeed: Death of the ‘innocent’ Swiss woman revealed as a senseless yet brutal murder at the hands of a man in the… Read More ›

Man arrested by police in Phuket. Officials recruit locals to make the island safe for foreign tourists

Man arrested by police in Phuket. Officials recruit locals to make the island safe for foreign tourists

August 7, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police commissioner took control of the investigation as elite police teams moved into Phuket to join an expanded police operation. The Swiss tourist, who arrived… Read More ›

Death penalty for crazed school director who murdered a 2-year-old boy upheld by court

Death penalty for crazed school director who murdered a 2-year-old boy upheld by court

July 21, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The events of Thursday the 9th January 2020 at 8.40 pm at the Robinson Department Store in Lopburi shocked Thai people throughout the kingdom. A… Read More ›

Police chief orders officers to oversee and boost morale on Bangkok’s nightly curfew checkpoints

Police chief orders officers to oversee and boost morale on Bangkok’s nightly curfew checkpoints

July 17, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An online picture posted of an armed officer on the first night of curfew checkpoints near Pakkred in Nonthaburi caused online commentary and appears to… Read More ›

On the run German drug cartel chiefs arrested in Immigration Bureau dual swoops on Phuket and Ko Phangan

On the run German drug cartel chiefs arrested in Immigration Bureau dual swoops on Phuket and Ko Phangan

July 8, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Immigration Bureau teams arrested two German drug cartel leaders on Tuesday on Phuket and Ko Phangan. The pair led an organisation that produced and distributed… Read More ›

Police in Kanchanaburi arrest two for sex trafficking as officials question US tier standards after demotion

Police in Kanchanaburi arrest two for sex trafficking as officials question US tier standards after demotion

July 4, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Reports from the US State Department suggest that the kingdom must do more to tackle corruption which assists the massive human trafficking rackets which place… Read More ›

Crazed former soldier kills two people including a Covid-19 patient at a facility in Pathum Thani province

Crazed former soldier kills two people including a Covid-19 patient at a facility in Pathum Thani province

June 26, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police have thrown the book at 23-year-old Kawin Saengnilkul who will be brought to court on Saturday. He is charged with first-degree murder, premeditated murder… Read More ›

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, Personal, Thai World, 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, Personal, Thai World, 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, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, 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 ›