Crime

Thai troops clash with armed drug traffickers, seize 200,000 meth pills

Thai army troops seized 200,000 methamphetamine tablets today (Sunday), following a brief gun battle in Mae Ai district of the northern province of Chiang Mai, near the Thai-Myanmar border. Troops…

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25 tonnes of meat seized from illegal meat processing plant in Chon Buri

Officials from the Livestock Development Department seized about 25 tonnes of pig and cow offal and other meat soaked in formalin yesterday (Saturday) from an illegal food processing plant in…

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Child rights advocate charged with human trafficking in Thailand

Secretary-General of the Child Protection Foundation, Montri Sinthaweechai, aka “Khru Yun”, acknowledged a human trafficking charge today (Friday), filed against him by Amphawa district police. The long-time child rights advocate…

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Large haul of narcotics seized in Myanmar en route to Thailand

Myanmar anti-narcotic officials seized a large quantity of narcotics, destined for Thailand, across the Thai-Myanmar border from Chiang Rai Province on Monday. Wichai Chaimongkhon, secretary-general of Thailand’s Office of the…

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Four killed and dozens injured in bus accident in Tak Province

Three migrant workers from Myanmar and a Thai bus driver were killed and about 40 others injured when their bus crashed through a road barrier into a roadside ditch and…

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Police seize ฿400m in assets from group of Chinese businessmen

Thai police impounded three luxury houses, a penthouse and ten luxury cars today (Tuesday), with a combined value of over 400 million baht, which are believed to belong to a…

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Large haul of methamphetamine seized from rented room in Songkhla

Anti-narcotics officers in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla seized about 400,000 methamphetamine tablets and arrested a suspect in a raid on a rented room in Bang Klam district yesterday (Sunday)….

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Man shot dead at cock-fight in Pathum Thani, suspect in custody

A suspected gunman was apprehended by spectators at a cock-fighting ring in Pathum Thani province yesterday (Sunday) after he allegedly shot a man. The victim was pronounced dead after he…

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Baby rescued after being dumped on garbage heap in Chon Buri

A new-born baby has been rescued after being found dumped by a heap of garbage in front of a house in Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri Province this morning…

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Over 130 cars sold illegally by “car for cash” dealer seized by police

Crime Suppression Division police have impounded more than 130 cars, which had been pawned by their owners at a used car dealership in Chon Buri Province and which the dealer…

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14 arrested for allegedly operating illegal online gambling platform

Police from Thailand’s Technology Crime Suppression Division arrested 14 people yesterday (Friday), for allegedly operating an illegal online gambling service. Police also seized 14 computers and 15 smart phones during…

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Four boys arrested for allegedly stealing motorcycles in Khon Kaen

Thai police arrested four teenagers and seized 11 stolen motorcycles and spare parts in a raid on a garage in Mueang District of the north-eastern province of Khon Kaen on…

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Large amount of illegal narcotics seized at border checkpoint in Nong Khai 

Thai police and customs officials arrested a truck driver and seized illegal narcotics, worth about 100 million baht hidden in oil drums, at a border checkpoint in the north-eastern province…

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Chinese businessman surrenders to Thai police to face drugs charges

A Chinese businessman, who is suspected of being involved in “grey business” in Thailand, surrendered to the Thai police, at the Police Club on Vibhavadi Rangsit Highway today (Wednesday), to…

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Suspect in trafficking of illegal migrants from Myanmar arrested in Songkhla

A Thai man, alleged to be a key coordinator in the commercial trafficking of illegal migrants from Myanmar into southern Thailand, has been apprehended by immigration officials in the southern…

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2.3kgs of cocaine seized from airmail parcel sent from Portugal

Thai customs and anti-narcotics officials seized about 2.31 kilograms of cocaine, found in an airmail parcel sent from Portugal, at a cargo terminal at Suvarnabhumi airport today (Tuesday). Officials at…

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Police officer killed and several others injured by car bomb in Narathiwat

At least one police officer was killed and ten others injured by a car bomb at a police apartment block in Mueang district of Thailand’s restive southern province of Narathiwat…

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Probe sought into transfers of ฿39m from Ubon Ratchathani municipality’s accounts

Police in Ubon Ratchathani’s Mueang district have been asked to investigate how 39 million baht was transferred from its bank accounts to an online shopping platform. A complaint was lodged…

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Four tiger cubs seized from man in Thailand’s Mukdahan province

Thai police and officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation seized four tiger cubs and arrested an alleged wildlife trafficker in the north-eastern province of Mukdahan…

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Guar found shot to death in housing estate close to Khao Yai National Park

Park rangers have found the carcass of an adult guar, believed to have been poached for its meat, near a lake in the compound of a housing estate close to…

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18 online gambling administrators nabbed in raid on Pattaya snooker hall

Police have raided a snooker hall in Pattaya and arrested 18 people for allegedly running illegal online gambling operations. Police said that the hall, located on Soi 5 in Na…

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Police seize nearly 30,000 SIM cards believed to be used by call centre gangs

Police from Thailand’s Technology Crime Suppression Division have seized nearly 30,000 SIM cards in recent house raids yesterday (Thursday), including raids in Bangkok and Nonthaburi Province. Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol,…

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This handout photo taken and release by Cambodia’s Government Cabinet shows Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) speaking to Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (R) during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 10, 2022, amid the ASEAN Summit. (Photo by Kok Ky / CAMBODIA’S GOVERNMENT CABINET / AFP)

Prayut, Hun Sen pledge to step up crackdown on cross-border scams

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o–cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen on Thursday pledged to step up cooperation to crack down on call center scams using Cambodia as their operation base….

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Thailand to seek extraditions of two suspects in Forex-3D investment scam

The Thai Department of Special Investigation (DSI) plans to seek the extraditions of a Hungarian and a Singaporean, who are among 16 suspects implicated in the Forex-3D foreign exchange investment…

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Large drug haul discovered in condo in Huai Khwang district

Thai anti-narcotics police seized more than 200kgs of illegal drugs in a search of a condo in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district yesterday (Tuesday). The haul included about 200kgs of crystal…

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Village headman and insurgent killed in clash in Pattani Province

A village headman and an insurgent were killed and two police officers injured when a combined force of troops, police and local officials tried to search a house in the…

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New Zealander found with large cache of firearms and explosives in Phuket

A New Zealander was arrested by Thai police in Phuket on Monday after a large cache of firearms, ammunition and explosives was found in his house in the Kathu district….

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Assistant film director in police custody on sexual assault charges

An assistant film director, whose name is being withheld, is currently in police custody on charges of committing an indecent act on a male aged under 18. The suspect was…

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Thailand’s Interior Ministry considers tighter gun controls

The Ministry of Interior is considering tighter gun controls, by requiring every gun license applicant to have a doctor’s certificate indicating that they are mentally fit and a certificate from…

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Child Protection Foundation’s license will not be renewed next January

Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security has decided not to renew the license of the Child Protection Foundation, after its secretary-general was charged with assault and illegal use…

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Blockchain technology to be used to fight drug trafficking

The Thai Ministry of Justice has been developing a system, using Blockchain technology, to enable informants to report drug dealing activities to the authorities and to receive rewards for their…

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14kgs of crystal meth found in bedding destined for Australia

Thai officials seized about 14kgs of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) yesterday (Friday), infused into the cloth of pillow cases and packed in two parcels destined for Australia. Office of the Narcotics…

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Child protection chief in Samut Sakhon accused of assault and illegal use of child labour

The Secretary-General of the Child Protection Foundation in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon Province, Montri Sinthaweechai, aka “Khru Yun”, reported to the Amphawa district police today (Thursday), to acknowledge charges of assault…

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Chon Buri deputy police chief removed over alleged corruption

The deputy commander of Chon Buri provincial police has been abruptly transferred to an “inactive post”, at the operations centre of the Second Region Provincial Police Bureau, after he was…

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Chinese man in custody on human trafficking charges

Thai police from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) have arrested a Chinese man who is alleged to be a leading member of a multi-national organised crime gang, which lures…

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Five tonnes of smuggled pork seized near Cambodian border

Officials from the Livestock Development and Thai border troops have seized about five tonnes of pork, smuggled into Thailand from Cambodia through a natural border crossing in Aranyaprathet District of…

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Police rescue 13-year-old girl from prostitution in Malaysia, arrest five

Police from Thailand’s Human Trafficking Prevention and Suppression Division, with cooperation from Malaysian police, have rescued two Thai females, one of them being a 13-year-old girl, and two Indonesian females…

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Bangkok furniture factory destroyed by fire on Saturday night

A fire broke out at a furniture factory in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thian district late Saturday night, razing it to the ground. Initial police reports say that the fire started…

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Thai police end Chinese-run online gambling operation in Bangkok

Police from the Technology Crime Suppression Centre broke up a major Chinese-owned online gambling operation on Friday. The organisation is reported to have had about 500 million baht in daily…

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3 Thai officials arrested for selling personal information of over 1,000 people to call centre gang

A police colonel and two officials at the Ministry of Commerce were arrested by police from the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) for allegedly supplying the personal information of over…

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Two Sattahip district officials nabbed for allegedly taking bribes

An assistant chief officer and a local administration official in Sattahip District of Chon Buri province were caught on Friday allegedly taking a bribe from a guesthouse operator, in exchange…

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More than 200 Chinese clients were found in the pub in Yannawa raided by police on Tuesday.

Chinese businessman linked to pub raid is donor of Palang Pracharath

A Chinese businessman linked to a pub in Yannawa district of Bangkok raided by police on Tuesday night is listed as a donor of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party, Justice…

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Singaporean man arrested in Thailand in possession of “Happy Water” drug

Thai police have arrested an elderly Singaporean male for allegedly dealing the “Happy Water” drug among Chinese tourists at night entertainment establishments in Bangkok’s Yan Nawa district. Pol Gen Chinnaphat…

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Thai provinces told to submit list of suspected drug dealers and known addicts to Interior Ministry

All provincial administrations have been ordered to submit a list of suspected drug dealers and addicts in their respective provinces to the Ministry of Interior by the end of this…

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Chon Buri governor and police chief deny taking bribes from Pattaya nightspot operators

Chon Buri Provincial Governor Thawatchai Srithong and the provincial police commander, Pol Maj-Gen Kittanet Thananantaveesin, held a joint press conference yesterday (Tuesday) to refute allegations of bribe taking from night…

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6 officials in Songkhla face arrest for allegedly seeking bribes for suspect’s release

Warrants have been issued, by Songkhla Provincial Court, for the arrests of Rattaphum district’s assistant chief and five defence volunteers, for allegedly demanding bribes from the relatives of a drug…

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Six suspects wanted for the theft of police pistols and seized drugs arrested

Police have arrested six suspects who allegedly robbed a local official and five defence volunteers of their service pistols, about 20,000 methamphetamine pills and a car in Rattaphum district of…

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10m meth pills seized in Thailand’s Maha Sarakham and Roi Et provinces

Thai police recently seized about 10 million methamphetamine tablets, arrested five suspects and confiscated three vehicles in two separate incidents in the country’s north-eastern provinces. In the first, a police…

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Man charged after attacking Thanathorn at book fair

A man with history of mental problems attacked Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the anti-establishment Progressive Movement, on Sunday at a book fair at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. He also…

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Abundance and low price of synthetic drugs pose real challenges in SE Asia

A substantial increase in the production of synthetic drugs, methamphetamine in particular, by organised crime syndicates in the Golden Triangle, resulting in a sharp drop in production costs and easy…

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Street racers warned of incarceration if they gather in a groups of 5 or more

Street car racers in Thailand are warned that they may face imprisonment and hefty fines if more than five of them gather together for illegal races, even if they have…

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Police say they will retrieve all guns stolen from Pak Kret station next week

Police are confident that they will be able to retrieve all 159 guns, stolen from Pak Kret police station over the past five years by a non-commissioned police officer, within…

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Former school director gets 192 years in prison over school lunch scandal

The former director of a kindergarten, in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani, has been sentenced to 192 years in prison, without suspension, for cheating children out of their free…

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159 guns stolen from Pak Kret police station, 30 retrieved so far

A total of 159 guns, mostly handguns, have been stolen from Pak Kret police station’s storage over the past five years, allegedly by non-commissioned police officer Chaowalit Pumkajorn, according to…

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Thai policeman admits to stealing over 100 guns from Pak Kret police station

A non-commissioned police officer, attached to Pak Kret district police in Nonthaburi Province, is in custody on theft charges for allegedly selling or pawning more than 100 handguns, which he…

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Thai activist Srisuwan’s assailant in custody as donations pour in for his defence

Donations continue to pour into a bank account, opened by a supporter of the man who attacked Srisuwan Janya yesterday, to be used for his legal defence. The man, 62-year-old…

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Man in drug rehab arrested after shooting at neighbour and stealing police vehicle

A man was apprehended by Phatthalung provincial police yesterday (Sunday) after he shot at a shopkeeper, stole a police car and tried to escape with his 11-year-old daughter, before colliding…

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Police tape is pictured around the Mountain B nightclub after a deadly fire in Sattahip district in Thailand’s Chonburi province on August 5, 2022. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

25th victim of Chon Buri’s Mountain B pub fire dies Saturday

The Mountain B pub fire in Sattahip District of Chon Buri Province on August 5th claimed its 25th victim yesterday (Saturday). 26-year-old Parichart Kwanyoengyong was admitted to the Queen Sirikit…

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Thailand’s gun control remains problematic

The recent mass shooting in Nong Bua Lam Phu province was the deadliest in Thailand’s history. The tragedy revealed even more shocking statistics, particularly the country’s high ranking for gun…

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Man shot dead and 4m meth pills seized after shootout in Chiang Rai

Thai police and army troops seized about four million methamphetamine tablets, shot dead one drug trafficker and arrested another in a shootout near a market in Muang district of the…

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Mass killing exposes deep problems in Thai society

The shocking mass killing of mostly very young children in Nong Bua Lam Phu province has exposed far-ranging problems in Thai society, law enforcement and healthcare. Under the spotlight are…

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260 people need psychiatric support following Nong Bua Lam Phu atrocity

Psychiatric experts and volunteers will be dispatched, to provide counselling and to assess the impacts on the mental health of the injured and the families of the dead in the…

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Police seize fake US dollar banknotes worth 34-million baht in Nonthaburi

Thai police seized counterfeit US banknotes, with a face value of about 34 million baht, and arrested two suspects in Nonthaburi yesterday (Monday), in a joint operation carried out by…

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PM to attend funerals of victims of Nong Bua Lam Phu atrocity on Tuesday

Royally-sponsored cremations will be held today (Tuesday), at three temples in Na Klang district of the north-eastern province of Nong Bua Lam Phu, for the victims of last Thursday’s mass…

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8.6m meth pills seized by police in northern Thailand in just 3 days

Thai police seized 8.6 million methamphetamine tablets and five vehicles and arrested four suspects in three interceptions in the northern provinces of Lampang and Phrae between October 5th and 7th,…

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CNN regrets distress caused by coverage of mass murder in northeast Thailand

CNN International issued a statement today (Sunday), expressing deep regret for any distress or offence its report on the mass shooting in Nong Bua Lam Phu on Thursday has caused…

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Thai immigration withdraw tourist visas of two CNN reporters

Thai immigration officials have withdrawn the visas of two CNN reporters who entered the crime scene of Thursday’s mass killings at the child care centre in Nong Bua Lam Phu…

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CNN claims Thai officials allow them on massacre site

CNN claims that they were allowed to report from inside the Nong Bua Lam Phu day care centre, the scene of the mass shooting of dozens of children last Thursday,…

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Thailand’s mass murderer had unhappy childhood, family problems and history of drug abuse

Panya Kamrab, the former police officer who committed mass murder at a child care centre in Thailand’s Nong Bua Lam Phu province on Thursday, had an unhappy childhood, with his…

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House committee to discuss gun control in Thailand

Gun control will be discussed at a meeting of the House Committee on Police Affairs, to develop practical measures to curb gun-related violence, said Chitpas Kridakorn, vice chairman of the…

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135 tonnes of smuggled frozen pork and chicken seized in Samut Sakhon

Thai customs and livestock development officials, as well as police from the Consumer Protection Division, seized about 100 tonnes of frozen pork, worth about 21 million baht, and 35 tonnes…

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Police chief confirms no traces of drug found in gunman

An initial autopsy found no traces of drug in the body of the ex-policeman who went on a shooting spree that killed at least 38 people in the northeastern province…

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Thailand has the highest number of privately owned guns in ASEAN

Out of ten ASEAN member countries, Thailand has the highest number of guns in the possession of private individuals, with 10,342,000 guns being recorded in 2017, according to the Small…

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Thai society should rethink gun ownership and drug abuse after mass murders

A Thai criminologist claims that the mass murder at a child care centre in the north-eastern province of Nong Bua Lam Phu yesterday (Thursday) will not be the last of…

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Thai flags flown at half-mast at all state agencies on Friday

State agencies are flying the Thai national flags at half-mast to mourn the deaths of victims of a mass shooting in the northeastern province of Nong Bua Lam Phu on…

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Police chief confirms assailant had history of drug use

The ex-policeman who killed at least 38 people, mostly young children, in a shooting spree in the northeastern province of Nong Bua Lam Phu on Thursday had a history of drug…

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President of the Privy Council Gen Surayud Chulanont visits victims of the mass shooting at Nong Bua Lam Phu Hospital.

Their Majesties offer condolences to shooting victims

Their Majesties the King and Queen have conveyed their condolences to the families of the victims killed in a mass shooting by an ex-policeman in Nong Bua Lam Phu on…

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UNICEF condemns mass shooting in Thailand’s Nong Bua Lam Phu province

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has released a statement, condemning the mass shooting in Thailand’s Nong Bua Lam Phu province earlier today (Thursday), in which 37 people, mostly young…

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Gunman who massacres 35 people in Nong Bua Lam Phu kills himself

A former policeman who massacred at least 35 people, mostly children in a nursery, in the northeastern province of Nong Bua Lam Phu, has killed himself, police reported as of 3.40pm….

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Retired teacher detained for allegedly procuring underage girls for prostitution

Police from Thailand’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) have arrested a retired teacher, who is accused of procuring young girls for local politicians and officials in the north-eastern province of…

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Anti-cybercrime team seizes 38 SIM boxes and arrests 2 suspects

Police from Thailand’s Cybercrime Investigation Bureau arrested two men, believed to be members of a call centre scam gang, and seized 38 SIM boxes (SIM-Banks) in raids on 11 apartments…

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Four suspects in Forex-3D Ponzi scheme surrender to DSI

Four suspects, allegedly linked to the Forex-3D foreign exchange futures investment scheme, reported to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) this morning (Tuesday), to face charges of fraud and violations…

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Across Thailand police crackdown nets 145 guns, thousands of gun parts and ammunition

Thai police have seized more than 145 guns, thousands of gun parts, machine tools for making guns and ammunition in recent nation-wide raids. Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittipraphat, the newly-appointed national…

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64 Thai alleged scam call centre workers deported from Cambodia

64 Thai nationals, who allegedly worked for Chinese-funded call centre scam operators in Cambodia, were deported back to Thailand yesterday (Wednesday) by Cambodian authorities. The 39 men and 26 women…

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Will the gentle approach rid Thailand of its drug problem?

Drug addicts sometimes commit shocking crimes in their quest for a fix, even attacking their own family members. In some cases, parents push for the arrest of their drug-crazed children…

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Thai police seize ฿460m in assets from online gambling network

The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) has seized more than 460 million baht in assets and cash in coordinated raids on 52 locations in 10 provinces suspected to be linked to…

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Fake lubricant and dry cell batteries worth over ฿4m seized by Thai police

Police from the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) seized fake lubricating oil, worth over a million baht, from a warehouse in Chaloem Phra Kiat district of Thailand’s central province of…

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Police officer killed and four injured in explosion in Pattani

A policeman was killed and four others injured when a pickup truck, in which they were travelling on their routine night patrol, was struck by a roadside bomb in front…

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Six more suspects wanted for abduction and assault of a 16-year-old boy in Nonthaburi

Arrest warrants have been issued for six more suspects, wanted by Pak Kret district police in Nonthaburi province for an assault on a 16-year-old boy, who was abducted at gunpoint…

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43 tonnes of smuggled pork seized in three months by Thai customs officials

Thai customs officials have seized more than 43 tonnes of smuggled pork, worth about 8.9 million baht, during the past three months, including about 35 tonnes in September alone, according…

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Three men held for allegedly beating 14-year-old boy to death over gold necklace and cash

Police in Thailand’s eastern province of Chon Buri are holding three men for questioning over the death of a 14-year-old boy. The men are suspected of the theft of a…

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Man sought by police over abduction of a 16-year-old boy in Nonthaburi

Police in Thailand’s Nonthaburi province have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man, believed to be a member of a gang which allegedly abducted a 16-year-old boy from…

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Gun found in canal after student allegedly accidentally killed another in class

Divers recovered a handgun from a canal in Bang Bua Thong district of Nonthaburi province last night, after a high school student, who allegedly fired the gun and killed a…

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Woman sentenced to death for poisoning her own children

Thailand’s Criminal Court sentenced a woman to death yesterday (Thursday) after finding her guilty of poisoning her own 2-year-old son and 4-year-old adopted daughter with an abrasive substance, to make…

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Two army personnel killed, one injured at Thailand’s Army War College

Two army personnel were killed and another seriously injured when a gunman, reported to be a non-commissioned officer, opened fire at his colleagues in an office at the Army War…

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Second park ranger killed by elephants in three days

Another park ranger was killed by an elephant at a longan plantation in Thailand’s eastern province of Chanthaburi last night. He was the second ranger to be killed by elephants…

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Bangkok Bank of Commerce embezzlement scandal ends with conviction of financier Rakesh Saxena

One of Thailand’s longest-running embezzlement scandals, which led to the collapse of the Bangkok Bank of Commerce (BBC) in 1995 and an extradition battle in a Canadian court over a…

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Teacher held by police for allegedly hosting drinks party with students at resort

A Thai male school teacher has been held and charged by police for after he allegedly took nine male and female students to a resort in Na Chueak district of…

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Luxury cars worth tens of millions of baht seized from Ponzi scheme boss in Chiang Mai

Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) police in Thailand have seized luxury sports cars, Harley Davidson motorcycles and brand name products from the house of an executive of an illegal cryptocurrency…

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Mysterious remains kept at a Thai morgue for eight years finally identified

The mother of a woman who went missing about eight years ago was recently informed by the Mirror Foundation that the remains of her daughter have been kept, unclaimed, at…

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