Boonlua Chatree

Another foreign tourist has been killed by a speedboat in Pattaya, this time an Indian woman cut to pieces by the speedboat pulling her parasail.

The savaged body of Shilpi Agarwal, 36, was brought to shore Oct. 2 by 25-year-old Saichon Jaijit, the driver of the single-engine “Angkhana-Mr. Chang,” who entangled his propeller in the victim’s parachute cords and pulled Agarwal to her death.

Newly installed Region 2 police commander Lt. Gen. Kawee Suphanant wasted no time in slapping down on his highest-profile police station, dropping in on Pattaya’s headquarters to find dirty jail cells and flooded toilets.

Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:47

Ghana man busted for fake credit card use

A Ghana man has been arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit credit card to go on a luxury shopping spree in Pattaya.

Kwabena Yeboah, 28, was apprehended at The Avenue galleria on Second Road Sept. 27 following a report from the Kasikorn Bank security department that someone had been using at least one fake card several Pattaya shopping malls.

Pattaya Tourist Police have rolled a new mobile unit that will replace the minivan long stationed at the mouth of Walking Street to provide better service for the coming high season.

Two men released from prison just three weeks ago are behind bars again on theft and drug charges.

Pattaya police apprehended Sakda Bannasan, 27, and Weerayuth Thongsukh, 20, sitting on a stolen Honda Dream motorbike Sept. 13 following reports that they attempted to burglarize a house in Naklua.

Sakda Bannasan and Weerayuth Thongsukh have been arrested on theft charges.Sakda Bannasan and Weerayuth Thongsukh have been arrested on theft charges.

Police said the two Issan men admitted to both stealing the bike and breaking into houses to support their drug habits, which had not abated while serving time in prison for drug charges.

Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:33

Father-to-be arrested for rape of cousin

A drunk furniture store worker has been arrested for allegedly raping his cousin.

Atchayapum Janthrasena, 22, and a 16-year-old accomplice were detained by cousins of the victim at their Naklua house and turned over to police Sept. 17. The knife used to threaten the victim was also recovered.

Police said Atchayapum confessed to living for the past month in his aunt’s house with his extremely pregnant wife in a room adjacent to his 30-year-old cousin. Police said he told them he invited the underage boy to join him at the house to drink.

After getting liquored up and horny, the suspect allegedly got the teenager to hold down the victim while he raped her. Atchayapum is also accused of stealing her mobile phone while trying to escape.

Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:31

Cambodian labor ring busted in Banglamung

A Cambodian couple was arrested and 24 Khmer laborers rounded up as Banglamung officials and area police cracked down on a suspected illegal-labor ring.

District Chief Sakchai Taengho and 50 police officers and district officials raided the labor camp on Soi Kasetsin 5 Sept. 18, following the arrest of Kuoch Kunthy, 29, at a sting operation at a fruit shop on Soi Thepprasit 11.

Undercover agents had contacted Kuoch to buy the services of three Cambodian laborers, agreeing to pay her 1,000 baht each. Kuoch was captured when she showed up with three workers on her Honda Click motorbike.

Under questioning, she helped officers locate and arrest her husband, 43-year-old Seang Kimey, at the Mountain Beach Hotel on Pratamnak Road.

Banglamung officers then rounded six women, 16 men and two children at the labor camp.

The couple was charged with harboring illegal aliens and obstructing the aliens’ arrest, Kuoch was also charged with possession of illegal contraceptives.

An Australian man and 21 others were arrested when police raided a Soi Buakaow beer bar allegedly operating a hidden off-track betting parlor for down-under horse racing.

Two Italian men robbed by women they picked up for in-room massages expressed impatience with police for not immediately finding their unidentified masseuses.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:09

5 French nationals arrested in Pattaya ATM scam

Five French nationals were arrested for allegedly using counterfeit electronic cards to rob millions of baht from Pattaya automated teller machines.

Siam Commercial Bank fraud officials notified police Sept. 11 that their machines were being looted by foreigners using cards bearing numbers of bank customers from around the world.