Crime

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

Thai man in debt turned to armed bank robbery as a way out. Tearful wife says he was a ‘good’ man

September 7, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Husband and father entered the bank with no disguise and paused for a few seconds before bounding on to the teller counter. Foiled when he… Read More ›

Chiang Rai woman’s downfall when fake US dollar purchaser revealed himself as a local police boss

Chiang Rai woman’s downfall when fake US dollar purchaser revealed himself as a local police boss

September 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

54-year-old Thai woman met the undercover policeman at a local station and showed off her product and even showed part of the counterfeiting process. Then… Read More ›

Gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok robbed by man at gunpoint – ฿3 million taken as well as ฿40k cash

Gold shop in Thonburi, Bangkok robbed by man at gunpoint – ฿3 million taken as well as ฿40k cash

September 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man fled on a Honda Click motorbike heading for Taling Chan as Thai police in Bang Phlat scour CCTV to identify and track him down.… Read More ›

Man arrested in ฿500 million cryptocurrency fraud in Bangkok. Scam targeted Asian countries

Man arrested in ฿500 million cryptocurrency fraud in Bangkok. Scam targeted Asian countries

September 5, 2019

Crime, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Cryptocurrency trading and investing have emerged as a growing and legitimate industry in Thailand with tight government regulation. However, it still appears to be a… Read More ›

77 Chinese tourists arrested by police in 24 hours for scams, online rackets in Bangkok and Pattaya

77 Chinese tourists arrested by police in 24 hours for scams, online rackets in Bangkok and Pattaya

September 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A total of 500 smartphones were seized by Thai police in the two raids in Bangkok and Pattaya. Both operations were reporting to kingpin bosses… Read More ›

Database tech catches man days before statute of limitations expired on death penalty murder case

Database tech catches man days before statute of limitations expired on death penalty murder case

September 4, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Foreigners also targeted by new police high tech. Finnish man gets a nasty shock as he flew home through Suvarnabhumi Airport on August 22nd after… Read More ›

Norwegian killer Bullman hunted by police in Phuket, failed to turn up in court and disappeared

Norwegian killer Bullman hunted by police in Phuket, failed to turn up in court and disappeared

September 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A Thai lawyer told Phuket Provincial Court that her client didn’t feel safe attending the court hearing and asked for an extension of bail. It… Read More ›

Star defrocked as a monk and arrested in ฿13 million credit card fraud linked to Udon Thani hotel

Star defrocked as a monk and arrested in ฿13 million credit card fraud linked to Udon Thani hotel

September 2, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The fraud investigation has been pursued by the Economic Crime Suppression Division of the Royal Thai Police after credit cards issuers smelled a rat when… Read More ›

Thai court issues warrants for two southern insurgents linked to ฿85 million gold heist in Songkhla

Thai court issues warrants for two southern insurgents linked to ฿85 million gold heist in Songkhla

September 1, 2019

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The mastermind and leader of the gold heist is thought by police to be 39-year old Jae-arong Heng who is already understood to have crossed… Read More ›

Norwegian killer accepts he’s going to Thai prison after violent killing of UK man at Phuket hotel

Norwegian killer accepts he’s going to Thai prison after violent killing of UK man at Phuket hotel

August 31, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Norwegian is walking the streets of Phuket alone every day as he awaits his trial for causing the death of the 34-year-old UK father and… Read More ›

Chinese boss murdered by migrant restaurant staff in Bangkok after complaining of noise

Chinese boss murdered by migrant restaurant staff in Bangkok after complaining of noise

August 30, 2019

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Chen Yi Hai had been living in accommodation over the restaurant since August 20th and was due to assume control on September 1st. He is… Read More ›

Thai police in Nakhon Ratchasima raid farm with marijuana crop growing at its heart on Tuesday

Thai police in Nakhon Ratchasima raid farm with marijuana crop growing at its heart on Tuesday

August 30, 2019

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The growing and possession of cannabis is still strictly illegal in Thailand except under a controlled government programme for medical cannabis which is now in… Read More ›

Chiang Mai police find Canadian man with throat cut. Investigating if it is a case of suicide or murder 

Chiang Mai police find Canadian man with throat cut. Investigating if it is a case of suicide or murder 

August 29, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand:

Tragic find on Thursday follows a controversy which erupted this week over the death in early May of 37-year-old UK engineer David Cornock whose family… Read More ›

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

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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 ›