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  • Chiang Rai Police Find Nearly Three Million Meth Pills Hidden Aboard Bus

    Chiang Rai Police Find Nearly Three Million Meth Pills Hidden Aboard Bus

    CHIANG RAI – Two tour bus drivers were arrested in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand on Sunday on charge of trafficking nearly three million tablets...
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  • Phuket tour speedboat takes on water, capsizes en route to Phi Phi

    Phuket tour speedboat takes on water, capsizes en route to Phi Phi

    The Phuket Marine Office was informed by staff at Chalong Pier at about 11:40am that the tour speedboat Aphitada 1 was taking on water and had called for assistance, reports Thai-language newspaper Matichon. The boat had departed Chalong Pier earlier that morning with 45 people on board – 43 of them tourists on a tour around Maithon Island and Phi Phi Island, said the report....
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  • Chiang Rai Police Find Nearly Three Million Meth Pills Hidden Aboard Bus

    Chiang Rai Police Find Nearly Three Million Meth Pills Hidden Aboard Bus

    CHIANG RAI – Two tour bus drivers were arrested in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand on Sunday on charge of trafficking nearly three million tablets of methamphetamine hidden aboard, said a police general on Monday. The tour bus drivers, identified as Phrom Rattanakrachang and Thanathip Rattanakrachang, had allegedly trafficked ...
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  • Bodies found weighed down by cement near Thailand river were missing activists

    Two bodies that washed ashore from a Thailand river in December were the corpses of anti-government activists, police have revealed. The bodies of the two people — known by the pseudonyms Puchana and Kasalong — were found on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 on the shore of the Mekong River, wrapped in brown sacks along with blocks of cement. The real names of those found were not immediately clear,...
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  • Police insist no Chinese mafia in Pattaya

    Police insist no Chinese mafia in Pattaya

    Just as they did during the peak of the area’s Russian-tourism boom, local law enforcement officials again are insisting there is no Chinese organized crime in Pattaya. Top Pattaya, Tourist and Immigration police officers asserted that there are no “mafia” or “triad” gangs operating in Pattaya, despite recent Thai media claims to the contrary following a brawl among Chinese nationals in a Pattaya restaurant. Most Chinese come to Pattaya in tour groups and don’t operate businesses here, Pattaya’s police chief Pol. Col. Apichai Kroppech said. Tourist Pol. Lt. Col. Piyapong Ensarn said there were some Chinese business owners, but most operated restaurants while others have companies in...
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  • Thai Court Sentences Burmese Woman to Death for Laundering Drug Money

    Thai Court Sentences Burmese Woman to Death for Laundering Drug Money

    BANGKOK – A Criminal Court in Thailand has handed down the death sentence to a Burmese (Myanmar) woman for laundering dirty money and her connection with the methamphetamine trade. The Thai court passed sentence on Myint Thein Aye, 43, after finding her guilty of several counts including laundering money from meth that she possessed, trafficked and financed. She was arrested in November 2017 ...
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  • Thailand detains a total of 6,971 foreigners suspected of crime

    Thailand detains a total of 6,971 foreigners suspected of crime

    The Thai government has launched a crackdown on foreigners suspected of various crimes, media reports said on Friday. More than 500 foreigners were arrested on Friday for overstaying their visa, entering the country using illegal means and other crimes, Thai police told journalists, according to the daily The Nation. The police launched search operations at 217 locations of the popular tourist destination. “It was part of the government’s crackdown on transnational scammers, card skimmers and drug traffickers, as well as foreigners breaking immigration laws,” said ...
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  • Thailand’s Drug War Targets Meth from Chiang Rai’s Golden Triangle

    Thailand’s Drug War Targets Meth from Chiang Rai’s Golden Triangle

    CHIANG RAI – Methamphetamine drug cartels in the lawless jungles of eastern Myanmar are flooding neighboring countries with meth. In Thailand, Buddhist monks have been caught using the drug and the government is trying in vain to stop the flow. At the “Wat Kathu” temple on ...
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  • Three Thai Immigration Officers Arrested for Issuing Fake Visa’s

    Three Thai Immigration Officers Arrested for Issuing Fake Visa’s

    https://www.chiangraitimes.com/three...ake-visas.html

    BANGKOK – Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn has told a press briefing in Bangkok that six people, three Immigration Officials. Two Thai Nationals and a Nigerian have been arrested for forging visa stamps for foreigners entering the country illegally. Immigration Police officers, Pol Snr Sgt Maj Witthayakorn Sarachan, 39, Pol Snr Sgt Maj Thepparit Yorsaeng, 47 and Pol Cpl Supachai Seemasing, 31 were arrested along with Thai Nationals Wichet Thaweekayuchan, 39, Somsak Bilrem, 44 and Nigerian National Victor Adeola, 34, Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn said. ...
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  • Suspected Thai Drug Gang Members Detained at Border in Tachileik, Myanmar for Illegal Entry

    CHIANG RAI – Two Thai men were detained in the border town of Tachileik, in Myanmar and charged with illegal entry. Both are believed to be linked with a drug gang. Pol Col Ekkorn Bussababodin, head of Chiang Rai’s immigration police, said his office had confirmed the arrests, and that Thai immigration officials had already visited them in Myanmar. The two were identified as Charoenwut Chanaranchaiyaphat and Thinnakorn Nilrata, he said. They were detained separately while attempting to get...
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  • Chiang Rai Police Find Nearly Three Million Meth Pills Hidden Aboard Bus
    by news junkie
    CHIANG RAI – Two tour bus drivers were arrested in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand on Sunday on charge of trafficking nearly three million tablets...
    01-28-2019, 08:05 AM
  • Chiang Rai Police Find Nearly Three Million Meth Pills Hidden Aboard Bus
    by news junkie
    CHIANG RAI – Two tour bus drivers were arrested in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand on Sunday on charge of trafficking nearly three million tablets of methamphetamine hidden aboard, said a police general on Monday. The tour bus drivers, identified as Phrom Rattanakrachang and Thanathip Rattanakrachang, had allegedly trafficked ...
    01-28-2019, 08:04 AM
  • Phuket tour speedboat takes on water, capsizes en route to Phi Phi
    by news junkie
    The Phuket Marine Office was informed by staff at Chalong Pier at about 11:40am that the tour speedboat Aphitada 1 was taking on water and had called for assistance, reports Thai-language newspaper Matichon. The boat had departed Chalong Pier earlier that morning with 45 people on board – 43 of them tourists on a tour around Maithon Island and Phi Phi Island, said the report....
    01-28-2019, 05:29 AM
  • Bodies found weighed down by cement near Thailand river were missing activists
    by news junkie
    Two bodies that washed ashore from a Thailand river in December were the corpses of anti-government activists, police have revealed. The bodies of the two people — known by the pseudonyms Puchana and Kasalong — were found on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 on the shore of the Mekong River, wrapped in brown sacks along with blocks of cement. The real names of those found were not immediately clear,...
    01-27-2019, 05:12 AM
  • Police insist no Chinese mafia in Pattaya
    by news junkie
    Just as they did during the peak of the area’s Russian-tourism boom, local law enforcement officials again are insisting there is no Chinese organized crime in Pattaya. Top Pattaya, Tourist and Immigration police officers asserted that there are no “mafia” or “triad” gangs operating in Pattaya, despite recent Thai media claims to the contrary following a brawl among Chinese nationals in a Pattaya restaurant. Most Chinese come to Pattaya in tour groups and don’t operate businesses here, Pattaya’s police chief Pol. Col. Apichai Kroppech said. Tourist Pol. Lt. Col. Piyapong Ensarn said there were some Chinese business owners, but most operated restaurants while others have companies in...
    01-27-2019, 04:54 AM
  • Thai Court Sentences Burmese Woman to Death for Laundering Drug Money
    by news junkie
    BANGKOK – A Criminal Court in Thailand has handed down the death sentence to a Burmese (Myanmar) woman for laundering dirty money and her connection with the methamphetamine trade. The Thai court passed sentence on Myint Thein Aye, 43, after finding her guilty of several counts including laundering money from meth that she possessed, trafficked and financed. She was arrested in November 2017 ...
    01-27-2019, 04:49 AM
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