Crime

Convictions of Burmese Koh Tao murderers and death sentences upheld by Thai Supreme Court

Convictions of Burmese Koh Tao murderers and death sentences upheld by Thai Supreme Court

August 29, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Official translator at Nonthaburi Provincial Court says that the pair were sad and worried after hearing the verdict handed down today. Their legal team has… Read More ›

Man guns down school bully 53 years after they last attended their alma mater in Ang Thong

Man guns down school bully 53 years after they last attended their alma mater in Ang Thong

August 29, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Funeral of Suthat Kosayamat on Tuesday heard that he was a ‘kind and caring’ man but to his angry former classmate on Saturday, Thanapat Anakesri,… Read More ›

Court upholds the conviction of Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven on drug money laundering 

Court upholds the conviction of Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven on drug money laundering 

August 27, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Court held that ฿300 million was far too enormous a sum to have been made retailing coffee or from the disposal of his 4 shop… Read More ›

Police swoop on energy-saving device money making racket led by 2 Vietnamese masterminds

Police swoop on energy-saving device money making racket led by 2 Vietnamese masterminds

August 27, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The crooks had set up a Facebook page where the devices were portrayed in fake advertising as a breakthrough in technology being used by Thailand’s… Read More ›

African man arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport with 1.5 kg of cocaine concealed in his stomach

African man arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport with 1.5 kg of cocaine concealed in his stomach

August 25, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police in Thailand and Japan have identified mostly African drug trafficking networks targeting Thailand and Asia. Authorities are warning the public and particularly young women… Read More ›

UK man’s wife says her husband died protecting his family in Phuket:  ‘He will always be our hero’

UK man’s wife says her husband died protecting his family in Phuket:  ‘He will always be our hero’

August 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Last Wednesdays 53-year-old Norwegian man Roger Bullman from Oslo told Phuket Tourist police that the UK man had barged into his room with a knife… Read More ›

Thai man breaks down as he tells Pattaya police he killed his girlfriend because he loved her too much

Thai man breaks down as he tells Pattaya police he killed his girlfriend because he loved her too much

August 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Crimes of passion are quite common in Thailand. On Friday, police arrested a 30-year-old man who last Sunday set his 35-year love partner alight after… Read More ›

Norwegian claims he was attacked by UK man in his room with a knife as he is charged by police with his death

Norwegian claims he was attacked by UK man in his room with a knife as he is charged by police with his death

August 23, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

34-year-old  UK national Amitpal Singh Bajaj was staying in an adjacent hotel room with his Singaporean wife and young child when the row escalated over… Read More ›

Brit to be extradited to the UK to face attempted murder charge after his arrest in Pattaya at a sauna

Brit to be extradited to the UK to face attempted murder charge after his arrest in Pattaya at a sauna

August 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

MMA champion from Hampshire surrendered quietly when approached by Thai police officers who had tracked him down. A 43-year-old UK man wanted for the attempted… Read More ›

UK man’s crisis in Thailand after finding himself behind bars when he came to court as a victim

UK man’s crisis in Thailand after finding himself behind bars when he came to court as a victim

August 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Luke Thornton has been advised to plead guilty as he is due to go on trial in September with the men who beat him to… Read More ›

It’s a hard station for Thai police and foreigners should understand better the job they do to keep order

It’s a hard station for Thai police and foreigners should understand better the job they do to keep order

August 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The role and value of Thailand’s Royal Thai Police is an immense and valuable one that foreigners should recognise and understand as it underpins everything… Read More ›

UK drug dealers living it up in Thailand to be deported back to the UK after arrests in Pattaya

UK drug dealers living it up in Thailand to be deported back to the UK after arrests in Pattaya

August 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Plymouth man, Luke Michael Timmins, appeared to own substantial properties and has been linked to money laundering. He told Thai police that he was in… Read More ›

Thai man goes to prison to grant his girlfriend in Sisaket her heart’s desire – him out of her life

Thai man goes to prison to grant his girlfriend in Sisaket her heart’s desire – him out of her life

August 20, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police arrested the Thai man in the northeastern province of Sisaket before 2 pm on Monday as he attempted to rob a gold shop. Police… Read More ›

Gold company director in Bangkok arrested by police on Saturday over ฿100 million in losses

Gold company director in Bangkok arrested by police on Saturday over ฿100 million in losses

August 19, 2019

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Dr Ae or Chanut Srisang was transferred to the custody of Khon Kaen police who are investigating a series of complaints against him from several… Read More ›

Aussie biker gang boss on bail turned away from Thailand by immigration as he arrived on holidays

Aussie biker gang boss on bail turned away from Thailand by immigration as he arrived on holidays

August 18, 2019

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Australia criminal linked to murders and famous for his refusal to speak or assist the police. He is the boss of the Comancheros bikers gang,… Read More ›

Thai police offer reward to fellow officers in Laos for the arrest of two gold shop armed robbers

Thai police offer reward to fellow officers in Laos for the arrest of two gold shop armed robbers

August 17, 2019

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Authorities are satisfied that the men are hiding across Thailand’s borders and will be attempting to sell some of the nearly ฿9 million in gold… Read More ›

American on fraud charges in Thailand claims he was duped into acting as the scam’s ‘western face’

American on fraud charges in Thailand claims he was duped into acting as the scam’s ‘western face’

August 17, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

American’s family in Richmond Texas are calling on US politicians including President Trump to help. Derrick Keller moved to China with his wife Tanya in… Read More ›

Thai wife insane with jealousy sets husband alight in karaoke bar horror show on Thursday night

Thai wife insane with jealousy sets husband alight in karaoke bar horror show on Thursday night

August 16, 2019

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Police were called to the scene at 11.30 pm and found the man in severe pain on the ground. His wife surrendered to authorities on… Read More ›

Kiwi taken into custody on drug charges in Chiang Mai after police raided his bar and restaurant

Kiwi taken into custody on drug charges in Chiang Mai after police raided his bar and restaurant

August 15, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The kiwi has been named as Michael Holt and has also charged with working illegally in Thailand while holding a retirement visa. He is being… Read More ›

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

August 14, 2019

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

As Thai police moved to arrest and deport another American teacher with a history of sex abuse this week in the northern Thai province of… Read More ›