Crime

Police probe death of a German man after an inferno at his Kanchanaburi home early on Monday morning

Police probe death of a German man after an inferno at his Kanchanaburi home early on Monday morning

February 8, 2022

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

The 63-year-old man had sold his business in Germany before moving to Thailand. Interviewed by police on Monday, his Thai wife revealed his current occupation… Read More ›

Phuket tourist murder on Friday night was an international gangland hit on a known drug player

Phuket tourist murder on Friday night was an international gangland hit on a known drug player

February 6, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Initial news reports suggested that the Indian gangland figure was a Canadian national. This came about after police in Phuket, early on Saturday morning, discovered… Read More ›

Police rule out murder or serious crime after US owner of buried BMW is located safe and well 

Police rule out murder or serious crime after US owner of buried BMW is located safe and well 

February 3, 2022

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Car owned by Phuket based US teacher Michael Dylan Gregory who lived in Thailand until February 2012 was de-registered in 2010 and was the subject… Read More ›

Cannabis remains illegal as ministers push through a law controlling its use by the public after decriminilisation

Cannabis remains illegal as ministers push through a law controlling its use by the public after decriminilisation

January 29, 2022

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

Thailand is now entering into a grey area until growing cannabis at home becomes legal but after this, it will be controlled by a new… Read More ›

Police chief orders mental health evaluation of the main suspect in the brutal slaying of a UK tourist

Police chief orders mental health evaluation of the main suspect in the brutal slaying of a UK tourist

January 25, 2022

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

A senior police officer, on Saturday, Police Colonel Somkiart Chomchai, told reporters that locals close to the situation said that the 22-year-old attacker, with a… Read More ›

British man murdered in Kanchanaburi while drinking beer at a late-night party outside a house

British man murdered in Kanchanaburi while drinking beer at a late-night party outside a house

January 23, 2022

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

Police in Kanchanaburi gave an early morning briefing to the press on the brutal slaying of a 49-year-old British man named as Mr Markus John… Read More ›

Party leader: Thailand could be losing trillions of baht each year because of its highly restrictive gambling laws

Party leader: Thailand could be losing trillions of baht each year because of its highly restrictive gambling laws

January 21, 2022

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

In the last week, Mr Chutchawan Kong-u-dom has highlighted the economic imperative of liberalising Thailand’s gambling laws dominated by the 1935 Gambling Act to allow… Read More ›

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

Crazed married man who murdered 23-year-old woman on Christmas Day was high on illicit drugs

December 31, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Accused man charged with the intentional killing of 23-year-old Inthuron Korhan remanded in custody as the court is presented with an array of charges including… Read More ›

Rogue Israeli tourist is taken into custody by Immigration Bureau police prior to deportation

Rogue Israeli tourist is taken into custody by Immigration Bureau police prior to deportation

December 30, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 29-year-old tested negative for COVID-19 consistently at Samui Hospital last week despite conflicting reports from Bangkok that he tested positive first for the Delta… Read More ›

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

Father brings monk to a murder scene in Samut Prakan after his 23-year-old died in rape attack

December 29, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

On Tuesday morning residents on the seventh floor of a Samut Prakan condominium building where a young woman lost her life last Saturday evening with… Read More ›

On the run Israeli tourist tracked down to Ko Samui, surrenders to authorities, taken to hospital

On the run Israeli tourist tracked down to Ko Samui, surrenders to authorities, taken to hospital

December 22, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

29-year-old Ohan Baruch picked up a taxi last Saturday and paid ฿2,500 to be taken to Pattaya where he failed to check into a hotel… Read More ›

Thai woman in New York appeals for tip offs to police on a mugger who sexually assaulted her on subway

Thai woman in New York appeals for tip offs to police on a mugger who sexually assaulted her on subway

December 16, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A lawyer for Ms Jirajariyawetch said his client was left traumatised by the incident which occurred in the early hours of November 22nd last and… Read More ›

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

December 13, 2021

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

35-year-old husband went to the family home of his ex-wife to either make up with her or commit murder. When 32-year-old Jarupan Insutha again insisted… Read More ›

Thailand’s first female investigative police officer takes on deputy superintendent job in Surat Thani 

Thailand’s first female investigative police officer takes on deputy superintendent job in Surat Thani 

December 12, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Activists are calling for more gender equality within the force pointing to criminal cases involving the sexual abuse and exploitation of women which are a… Read More ›

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

December 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Ongoing violent crimes within families driven by mental health are a weekly feature of news reports in Thailand. Even before the increased pressures and anxiety… Read More ›

Bangkok’s drug hub, ministerial shakeup as police track down partners of African cocaine network

Bangkok’s drug hub, ministerial shakeup as police track down partners of African cocaine network

December 3, 2021

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai screening for outgoing cargo found wanting after huge heroin drug consignment failed to be detected before being flown out from Bangkok concealed within a… Read More ›

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

November 28, 2021

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

Last year he was told by the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok that his visa was already cancelled and he was to be deported. He has… Read More ›

Prachin Buri trans woman murdered by angry married family man after refusing to end their love affair

Prachin Buri trans woman murdered by angry married family man after refusing to end their love affair

November 25, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police have already obtained a confession to the murder but have asked the local hospital to be more definite on how the young trans woman… Read More ›

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

Police chief to expedite the removal of ‘Ferrari Joe’ as capital murder charges are due to be filed in court

November 18, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Charges expected to be filed at the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases against Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon or ‘Ferrari Joe’ and six… Read More ›

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

November 10, 2021

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

Thailand’s rate of suicide is 450% of that seen in the Philippines and 272% of that in Cambodia. The growing toll of domestic abuse cases,… Read More ›