Theerarak Suthathiwong

A Nigerian in Thailand illegally for 14 months was arrested on both immigration and drug charges after officers found crystal methamphetamines hidden between his buttocks.

A disabled Briton died after apparently falling in his Jomtien Beach bathroom.

The body of Alan John, 66, was found by staff at the View Talay 6 condominium complex Feb. 20. Lying next to his wheelchair, John had been dead approximately four days.

The body was discovered by cleaning crews that detected a strong smell coming from John’s condo. There was no evidence of robbery, fight or other disturbance.

The body was sent to the Forensic Institute to determine exact cause of death and the British Embassy was informed.

Banglamung police seized nearly 5,000 methamphetamine tablets in three domino-style arrests.

The operation began with the apprehension of Sanchai Jaisue, 28, outside the fence of Nong Plalai prison where, police alleged, he was delivering drugs to inmates. He was captured with 2,050 ya ba tablets.

His interrogation led to the arrest of Nattawut Paesung-nern, 17, with 400 ya ba pills. He, in turn, coughed up the name of his alleged supplier, Supakorn Pracharat, 19, who was captured with 2,400 ya ba tablets.

Emotions ran high as local riot officers involved in this month’s deadly police effort to reclaim Bangkok’s Phan Fah Bridge returned to Pattaya Police Station.

Banglamung police have arrested a woman marketing herself online as a maid in order to rob the homes of Thai-foreign couples in Pattaya.

Preaw Khankhao, 26, and her husband and alleged partner-in-crime Ketkaew Ngamjan-add, 23, were captured Nov. 24 in his home town of Srakaew following complaints from three Thai wives of Pattaya expats. Officers recovered three gold pendant necklaces, a gold bracelet, three diamond-encrusted gold rings, two gold pendants, two gold medals, 1,425 euros, $17, three motorbikes and electrical appliances.

A drunk construction worker was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a 66-year-old neighbor.

Police found Watcharin Denduang, 35, sitting bruised and bleeding on the floor of Sa-ard Thepphichai’s Soi Potisan home Feb. 17. Medics from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation provided first aid.

Sa-ard told Banglamung police she was at home when a very drunk Watcharin had come to her house, asking to have sex with her. She ran in the bathroom and screamed for help.

Neighbors came to the woman’s rescue and beat the suspect into submission before calling police. She said he’d twice tried to break down the restroom door to get to her.

Sa-ard, however, refused to press charges because Watcharin was a neighbor. He was thrown into jail overnight to sober up and was released.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:27

Nong Plalai teacher injured in drive-by shooting

A teacher was shot in the head by a bullet during a suspected random drive-by shooting in Nong Plalai.

Dusit Thunprasert, 26, was only grazed by the bullet during the Feb. 14 incident near the Papermill Transport Co. on Soi 1 in Nongket Yai. A fellow teacher passenger in the car was uninjured. Dusit was treated at Banglamung Hospital.

Three Cambodian construction workers have been arrested for allegedly slitting the throat of a countryman for showing off.

Fire damaged a meditation pavilion and an antiques museum at Nongprue Temple, causing more than 50 million baht in damages.

International banking was the focus when academics from Thailand and Indonesia met in Pattaya.

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