Theerarak Suthathiwong

Two alleged drug dealers with purported ties to a network inside a Bangkok prison were arrested in Pattaya.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:20

2 teen girls arrested for drug possession

Two teenage girls were arrested for possession of methamphetamines after being stopped at a central Pattaya checkpoint.

A 15-year-old passenger on a motorbike driven by an 18-year-old identified only as “Orn” handed over a packet of eight ya ba pills to police at the road stop at Central Road and Chalermprakiet 14 March 20.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:48

Lesbian couple wows neighbors with wedding

Same-sex marriage may not be legal in Thailand, but that didn’t stop two women from informally tying the knot in a community ceremony that had all the neighbors talking.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:01

5 tourists escape burning van

Five Nonthaburi tourists escaped harm when they fled their Toyota Commander moments before it was engulfed in flames after their day in Pattaya.

A motorcyclist was killed and a passenger hurt when their bike lost control on a Highway 7 bridge and crashed into a side railing, vaulting the driver over the side.

Two Russians were arrested and hundreds of bottles of traditional remedies from their home country seized in a raid of a Naklua storefront.

Pattaya police hit Domzdorovia Co. on Naklua Road March 11, confiscating 573 bottles of illegal capsules promising cures for male sexual dysfunction, hemorrhoids, skin care, muscle ache, fertility woes, diabetes, heart issues and liver problems.

Anastasiya Cherkasoa, 33, from Russia was arrested for selling illegal medicines and hiring foreign staff without work permits. Olga Bukachuk, 24, from Russia was also arrested for working illegally in Thailand.

Police have arrested Russians Anastasiya Cherkasoa and Olga Bukachuk for illegally selling traditional remedies from their home country.Police have arrested Russians Anastasiya Cherkasoa and Olga Bukachuk for illegally selling traditional remedies from their home country.

Social media has dealt Pattaya’s taxi drivers another block eye, this time with a video showing a motorcycle-taxi driver knocking out a South Korean customer with one punch.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:25

Contractor dies in utility pole collapse

A contractor was killed when the utility pole he climbed in East Pattaya fell and crushed him to death.

Supachai Naming, 38, was killed instantly when the 5-meter-tall pole fell on him in front of the Siam Royal Hill Village on Soi Khao Talo.

An optical-cabling contractor, Supachai had brought his two brothers to help him relocate a fiber-optic Internet cable to poles on the opposite side of the road. But as he climbed near the top of the pole, it suddenly fell over on top of him.

The accident caused a traffic backup and the Provincial Electricity Authority was called to move the post.

Methansit Somla, a member of Nongprue Municipal Council, said he saw the contractors before the accident and noticed the utility pole was leaning hazardously. He said he warned the victim to be careful and Supachai told him not to worry as he understood the situation.

The Pattaya Floating Market file a complaint with police after receiving negative - and the park claims untrue - reviews were posted online.

Managing Director Manus Meepong brought the Chinese-language posts on a mainland social network to Banglamung Police Station March 12, seeking criminal action be taken against the poster for claiming the floating market does not accept Chinese tourists, which he said was untrue.

A descendant of the 19th century’s King Rama V helped Chi Chan Elephant park celebrate Thailand’s National Elephant Day.

M.R. Worapapa Jakapan, who traces her royal family tree back through Prince Chaturonrasmi, King Chulalongkorn’s younger brother, presided over the “Love Elephants, Love Mahouts” event March 13.

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