A Swedish man died after suffering an apparent heart attack after a swim on Jomtien Beach.
Tor Per-Erik Hedberg, 65, fell to his knees and lost consciousness April 7. Friends tried to resuscitate him, but he died before reaching Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.
Police informed the Swedish Embassy and sent the body to the Forensics Institute to determine exact cause of death.
Three police volunteers have been arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamines they seized from drug suspects stopped at illegal roadside checkpoints.
Top area police and politicians were on hand as the Royal Thai Police opened Nongprue’s first official police station.
Chonburi Station commander Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart, Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, and MPs Santsak and Poramet Ngampichet were among those offering congratulations to Nongprue Police Station Superintendent Col. Somnuk Changate March 24.
Three foreigners were arrested when police raided an East Pattaya home being used as a studio for a pornographic webcam operation.
Dutchman Ethan Marcel Christopher Janzwarts, 46; Slovenian Luka Zagar, 32; and Austrian Melanie Pirich, 27, were taken into custody along with Sakdadet Khumthuan, 34, caretaker of the Soi Pornpraphanimit 27 estate. Three additional Thai transvestites and two Thai women were captured in another of the five houses on the property.
A Roi-Et woman sneaking out of her apartment to party against her husband’s wishes was injured when she slipped, fell and pierced her leg on the top of a steel gate.
A housekeeper who claimed she gave police 700,000 baht she found on the roadside is now being accused of filing a false report after the money mysteriously disappeared.
Police say a Banglamung woman hired a tow truck to help her steal a pharmacist’s car from a North Pattaya shopping mall.
Kanokwan Yongphan, 33, was captured in her Boom House apartment March 6 about an hour after Thittima Phromphao, 26, reported her white Mazda missing from Central Center, where she owns a drug store.
A drunk scavenger died when he went swimming and drowned in a Jomtien Beach canal.
Identified only as “Sua,” the junk collector told a group of men drinking near the waterway off Thepprasit Soi 7 that he was hot and needed a swim to cool off. Visibly intoxicated, the man stripped down and dived in, never to reemerge.
Sawang Boriboon rescue divers searched the canal and, after two hours, found the body in about 10 meters of water.
The family of three of the seven people killed in a horrific minivan crash earlier this month held religious services at the Highway 36 crash site and the van operator’s garage before as they waited for officials to release the bodies for cremation.
Pattaya’s police are cracking down on pharmacies selling sedatives in order to curb the number of prostitutes drugging and robbing tourists.
At a Feb. 26 Police Administration Audit and Monitoring Committee, Pattaya Police Superintendent Col. Suwan Cheaonawinthawat said the Crime Suppression unit have been raiding drug stories selling Alprazolam, the generic version of Xanax used most often to drug tourists.