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Police are searching for a junk dealer who allegedly shot up a Sattahip boxing gym after being denied entry because he was drunk.

Somsak Suasen, 25, allegedly fled into the woods behind the Sit Phu Pan Thoo gym in Moo 5 village shortly after midnight Nov. 19 incident. Police accused him of firing four 20 gage shotgun rounds into the gym owned by a nephew of Thailand Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

Gym trainer Prayat Ruamjai said boxers were resting in the rooms when Somsak came to the gym, drunkenly shouting challenges for fighters to meet him in the ring.

Prayat said he refused to let Somsak into the gym, causing him to lose face. He left, only to return a short time later with the shotgun.

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 17:00

Navy arrests soap vendor on drug-dealing charges

Military police arrested a soap vendor who allegedly filled product boxes with drugs.

Pattama Sang-ngoen, 23, was apprehended Nov. 21 by officers from the Sattahip Naval Base and National Command Center for Drugs.

Naval intelligence director Capt. Niwat Hacharoen said interrogation of naval conscripts arrested on drug charges led investigators to Pattama’s soap stand. Searching her stock, officers found 6,500 methamphetamine tablets packaged inside soap boxes.

Police said Pattama confessed to dealing drugs and noted she’d been arrested several times before on the same charges. She told police she purchased 2,000 ya ba tablets at a time from her brother, who is behind bars in a Trat prison, and kept some for herself and sold off the rest.

Navy and local-government officials boned up on their marine-rescue skills with drills off Sattahip.

Vice Adm. Susheep Hwangmaitree opened the Nov. 26 exercise about five miles off the Sattahip Naval Base. Royal Thai Navy Region 1 Deputy Chief of Staff Samrueng Jansoe led forces from the military and local law enforcement in the mock scenario.

The Royal Thai Navy organized a mass monk-ordination ceremony to honor HM the King for his 87th birthday.

Vice Adm. Viphak Noijinda presided over the head-shaving ceremony for the 74 monks-to-be, who will be ordained Dec. 5 at Khao Bamphenbun Temple in Najomtien.

The Royal Thai Marine Corps planted coral and released giant clams off Toey Ngarm Beach in honor of HM the King’s birthday.

Marine Corps commander Rear Adm. Thanakarn Kraikruan led the Nov. 29 event at the Sattahip beach organized to express love, gratitude and loyalty to HM the King and to raise public awareness of the importance of both land and coastal environments.

Top naval brass prepare to release giant clams off Toey Ngarm Beach in honor of HM the King’s birthday.Top naval brass prepare to release giant clams off Toey Ngarm Beach in honor of HM the King’s birthday.

Activities included cleaning the beach, planting coral and releasing giant clams.

Thanakarn said His Majesty long has devoted himself to environmental works and triumphed through all kinds of hardships and difficulties to relieve distress for Thai people. Thus the Marine Corps and other sectors jointly held the activity to commemorate his Dec. 5 birthday.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 17:13

Couple arrested with 6,500 ya ba tablets

Sattahip police arrested a Rayong government worker and son of a wealthy local garage owner for allegedly trying to sell off their stock of 6,600 methamphetamine tablets.

Nearly 50 Sattahip district families have been found to be illegally living on land owned by the Royal Thai Navy.

District Chief Phawat Lertmukda led a contingent of legal, military and community officials on an inspection of the Moo 1, 2 and 6 villages in Plutaluang Nov. 10.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:00

Queen Sirikit NMC marks World Diabetes Day

Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center handed out awards to patients who overcame and controlled their diabetes on World Diabetes Day.

Hospital deputy director Nut Isarangkul Na Ayutthaya presided over the Nov. 14 event.

Former Royal Thai Navy commander-in-chief Narong Pipatanasai was back on familiar ground in Sattahip, this time as education minister, to open the second military-style “boot camp” for pre-college students aimed at teaching them discipline, morals and ethics.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 14:41

12 arrested in Sattahip meth raid

Sattahip police seized more than 500 methamphetamine pills and arrested 13 people in a raid of a suspected Moo 6 village drug den.

Four alleged dealers were taken into custody: Natcha Meanduang, 38, with 250 ya ba tablets and 8 grams crystal methamphetamine; Arsana Charoenniran, 32, with 100 ya ba pills and 2.3 grams of ya ice; Napaporn Chawsuanthong, 26, with 200 tablets and 10 grams of crystal meth; and Chanon Yensabai, 31, with 20 pills of ya ba.

Eight suspected drug users also were apprehended at the rental house on Soi Samutlom 3 Nov. 4. Police said the accused dealers had been arrested several times before.

Police arrested 13 people and seized more than 500 methamphetamine pills during a raid of a suspected Sattahip drug den.Police arrested 13 people and seized more than 500 methamphetamine pills during a raid of a suspected Sattahip drug den.

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