The Royal Thai Navy seized four Vietnamese fishing boats caught illegally trawling Thai waters.
The Thailand Maritime Enforcement Coordinating Center dispatched the HTMS Songkhla, T 83 and T 113 patrol boats, and marine police to intercept the boats Aug. 23 off Koh Chuang.
Sattahip police arrested 12 people and seized a half-dozen angry roosters during a raid of an illegal cockfighting ring.
The Royal Thai Navy’s Air and Coastal Defense Command marked its 24th anniversary with a parade of troops, vehicles and artillery weapons.
Navy commander Narong Pipattanasai and ACDC commander Lhuechai Ruddit reviewed the 1,000 troops and their demonstration of readiness for battle in force, firepower and technology.
A pair of teenagers who dismissed a fortune teller’s prediction that they’d be arrested were tossed in jail after police caught them smoking marijuana.
National Command Center for Drugs officers the 15-year-old twin brothers at Aua-athorn Residence in Najomtien Sub-district Aug. 14.
Three people were injured when a former champion sailor lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a roadside food stand in Sattahip.
Sattahip residents planted jasmine rice to honor HM the Queen for Mother’s Day and sow a crop that will be harvested on Father’s Day.
A road crew that apparently cared only about its own needs brought traffic to a standstill on Sukhumvit Road in Najomtien by stopping a backhoe in one lane and burning grass to create blinding smoke.
Authorities rescued 18 protected birds recovered during drug raids in Sattahip.
District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination found 18 red-whiskered bulbuls, a protected species in Thailand, during the Aug. 4 operation.
District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination turn over 18 red-whiskered bulbuls to the Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Station in Khao Chi On.
They were turned over to the Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Station in Khao Chi On for nurturing before being returned to the wild.
Phawat said the possession of the birds is prohibited under two different laws. Those found holding them can face fines and imprisonment.
Eighteen teenagers were taken into custody when bragging over motorbikes turned into a full-scale brawl in Sattahip.
About 3,000 disadvantaged Sattahip residents received free food as Chinese-Thais brushed away their demons.
Mayor and Sawang Rojanathammasathan Foundation chief Narong Bunbancherdsri led the Aug. 5 Thingkrachart merit-making festival, offering rice, dried food and necessities to more than 3,000 poor people. The good deeds are meant to honor lost and wandering souls with no relatives making merit for them.