Crime

Myanmar border on alert after shock local Covid positive test on Friday is linked to local smuggling trade

Myanmar border on alert after shock local Covid positive test on Friday is linked to local smuggling trade

November 30, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The Head of the Immigration Bureau, Lieutenant General Sompong Chingduan, has issued a call for immediate action on the border as, so far, over 320… Read More ›

Drug police put retraction behind them to smash billion baht Myanmar drug operation in Bangkok raid

Drug police put retraction behind them to smash billion baht Myanmar drug operation in Bangkok raid

November 29, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

It is reported that the Secretary-General of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, Wichai Chaimongkol, has filed a complaint urging drug suppression police to… Read More ›

Thai officials say Iranian terrorists released and flown home was a routine bilateral prisoner exchange

Thai officials say Iranian terrorists released and flown home was a routine bilateral prisoner exchange

November 27, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The international media spotlight has turned on Thailand after diplomatic sources strongly indicated that the Australian woman, held in Iran on trumped-up espionage charges, was… Read More ›

Ex Chairman of Thai Airways jailed in Bangkok for abuse of authority on fateful flight from Tokyo in 2009

Ex Chairman of Thai Airways jailed in Bangkok for abuse of authority on fateful flight from Tokyo in 2009

November 26, 2020

Crime, Economy, Thailand:

Wallop Bhukkanasut was employed by Thai Airways in senior roles before becoming Chairman in April 2009. His tenure was short-lived, brought to a crashing halt… Read More ›

Use of cocaine and cannabis is still highly illegal in Thailand with very serious legal consequences

Use of cocaine and cannabis is still highly illegal in Thailand with very serious legal consequences

November 22, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Thailand has, for over two years, pursued a liberalisation programme to make medical extracts of cannabis available to those in need and is now further… Read More ›

Alleged hitman in murder of Kiwi steroids dealer quizzed by Pattaya Police after his arrest 14 years later

Alleged hitman in murder of Kiwi steroids dealer quizzed by Pattaya Police after his arrest 14 years later

November 18, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

The late arrest of a man, sought in connection with a murder over 14 years old, has left Pattaya police investigating the alleged role of… Read More ›

Tripadvisor American who smeared a local hotel was already a convicted criminal jailed in the United States

Tripadvisor American who smeared a local hotel was already a convicted criminal jailed in the United States

November 16, 2020

Crime, Media, Thailand:

It is important to note that the hotel only reluctantly brought legal action against Barnes who, by his own admission, was not just leaving a… Read More ›

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

Big tech US website Tripadvisor stings struggling Thai hotels and resorts after acting in bad faith

November 14, 2020

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

Actions of US tech giant are questionable and have left a family business struggling with a tsunami of negative and vituperative commentary after it was… Read More ›

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

Prayut condemns attack on Russian in Pattaya by irate protest leader after heckling at small rally turned sour

November 12, 2020

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

On a broader note, the premier again appealed to all sides to participate in parliamentary efforts to find a way out of the current political… Read More ›

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

Russian man assaulted by protest leader at Pattaya rally leaving his 10-year-old daughter hysterical

November 9, 2020

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

The dangerous incident is yet another warning to foreigners to stay clear of all political protest activity in Thailand during what is an escalating and… Read More ›

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

Top international school in Phuket in hot water after two UK teachers were arrested for working illegally there

November 9, 2020

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

Officials are warning employers in Thailand following the case. The school authorities could be facing up to ฿2 million in fines and up to 10… Read More ›

Kindergarten teacher gets jail for beating and assaulting children at her class in Nonthaburi in September

Kindergarten teacher gets jail for beating and assaulting children at her class in Nonthaburi in September

November 7, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A further hearing is scheduled for December where parents of the children are seeking up to ฿5 million in compensation claims against the school whose… Read More ›

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

Thai minister defends ban on world adult site Pornhub as move sparks nationwide protests against the move

November 7, 2020

Crime, Living, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move, this week, drew some praise even from anti-government activists but has alienated a large and probably silent contingent of the kingdom’s population, both… Read More ›

25-year-old American killed during police siege after Pattaya crime spree with a stolen Glock 9mm handgun

25-year-old American killed during police siege after Pattaya crime spree with a stolen Glock 9mm handgun

November 3, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police have identified the man as Michael Giavasse. The incident began on Monday evening when he stole a 9mm Glock handgun from the Pattaya Shooting… Read More ›

Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

October 13, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A 63-year-old woman hired a 48-year-old hitman to slaughter her estranged 58-year-old husband on October 5th for a fee of ฿40,000. She told police she… Read More ›

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

October 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Wesley Barnes, at the conclusion of this week’s summit meeting with the hotel, has made it clear that he will not be issuing any further… Read More ›

Death of American in Chiang Mai being looked at by police after fall from his seventh-floor condo

Death of American in Chiang Mai being looked at by police after fall from his seventh-floor condo

October 9, 2020

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

Police Lieutenant Chakri Singhal named the man on Wednesday as Jerry Harris Bunker who has been married to a 33-year-old Thai woman from Chiang Mai… Read More ›

Ministry of Energy officials arrested for eliciting a bribe from a local oil firm seeking a status change

Ministry of Energy officials arrested for eliciting a bribe from a local oil firm seeking a status change

October 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mr Thapanaphong, an engineer employed by the business safety division within the Ministry of Energy proposed a ฿50,000 bribe at a meeting arranged at a… Read More ›

Dead UK man found in Nakhon Ratchasima named as 62-year-old Terence Cockrill from Norwich

Dead UK man found in Nakhon Ratchasima named as 62-year-old Terence Cockrill from Norwich

October 5, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

British man was found by police clutching a strap from his girlfriend’s handbag about a mile from the petrol station where they had stopped on… Read More ›

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

October 5, 2020

Crime, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Red Notice is not an international arrest warrant but a tool to track the fugitive which can be followed up with his arrest and extradition… Read More ›