Sixty-four Sri Lankans suspected of being trafficked with help of Thais to a third country were captured while waiting for transport in Pattaya.
Thailand once again showed its burgeoning prowess at water-sports with three out of five Pro category victories at the recently completed 2012 Jet Ski King’s Cup, held off Jomtien Beach from Dec. 5-9.
A German man was arrested for allegedly selling fake vehicle licenses to other foreigners.
Arthur Wilhelm Grudda, 36, was taken into custody outside a restaurant on Thepprasit Soi 10 Dec. 12. Officers found on him two fake licenses for the Swiss man who tipped off police.
A Thai man has been arrested for allegedly stealing the motorbike of a woman who refused to give him a ride.
Anont Chokphao-amphai, 19, was apprehended Dec. 12 on Second Road while driving the pink and white Honda Scoopy belonging to 21-year-old Fuangfah Srisa-aad.
Police believe robbery was the motive behind the fatal stabbing of a German man in his Jomtien Beach condominium.
The brutalized body of Keim Gunter, 66, was found Dec. 15 at the Metro Jomtien Condotel. He was stabbed in the neck and his chest sliced open.
Three security guards were brought in for questioning in connection with the drowning death of a British ex-convict in the waters behind Walking Street.
Children and Women’s Protection police arrested a Pattaya beer bar owner for allegedly trafficking an underage girl in prostitution.
The son-in-law of a Koh Larn hotel owner was arrested for possession of an illegal gun.
Wannarat Boonyarit, 39, was taken into custody Nov. 27 by patrol officers who spotted him lurking in the shadows near the Long Talay Resort. Officers found a loaded .22 Magnum King Cobra handgun on him, along with 10 rounds of ammunition.
A former driver for Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome died after being shot twice in Banglamung.
Kamol Supatsaksakul, 44, died of shots to the throat and chest Dec. 8 outside the Naturesa Condominium sales office near Nongprue Canal bridge on Soi Chaiyapornwitti.
Three Iranian men were arrested after regional and immigration police raided meth labs in Jomtien Beach and East Pattaya.