A Nong Plalai man has been arrested on drug and human-trafficking charges after Banglamung police raided his cafe in Rongpoh.
The body of an unidentified foreigner washed ashore in Jomtien Beach.
Police were called to the beach opposite the Grand Jomtien Palace Hotel June 17 where a dark-skinned man, approximately 180cm tall, was found. He’d been dead for several hours. There were no other apparent signs of injury.
Beach chair vendor Amnuai Lerttanya, 70, said he saw the man enter the water when he arrived at 4 a.m. The tide was very high and waves strong, he said.
It’s not known if the man drowned accidentally or his death was a suicide.
Police are waiting for relatives to contact them, but at press time, no one had come to see police to identify the body.
A Russian man under surveillance for three years for allegedly abusing underage teen boys finally was arrested in Pattaya.
Military and National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission officials raided three Pattaya community radio stations, shutting them down for disobeying orders from the junta-led government.
A bouncer at Pattaya’s Lucifer disco has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an Israeli customer who belligerently refused to buy a drink.
Wittaya Chairak, 25, was taken into custody June 8 by provincial police officers the morning after the altercation with Eli Aurheem, 31, and Dekel Aurheem, 27, at the Walking Street discotheque.
An American expat has been arrested for allegedly molesting two young Cambodian boys in Pattaya.
Christopher Lee Hoff, 56, was arrested by Region 2 Children and Women Protection officers at his home on Soi Chalermprakiet 20 June 8. Officials from the American embassy also participated in the arrest.
Two Iraqis alleged to be part of a larger Middle Eastern burglary gang were arrested during a break-in at the View Talay Holiday Resort.
An Russian born American man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease died after falling from the 21st floor of a Jomtien Beach condominium.
Semyon Roitman, 67, died instantly in the fall from his balcony at the Lumpini Park Jomtien. It’s unknown whether the victim fell or jumped, but police have ruled out any foul play.
A condominium maid said Roitman was suffering from the dementia of Alzheimer’s and was often forgetful.
The body was sent to the Forensics Institute and the American embassy was contacted.
Top area politicians turned out to bid farewell to Chinese charge d’affaires Zhang Yiming, who is returning home to take over the country’s commerce ministry.
The military-appointed police chief for the eastern region is calling for a cleanup of the Pattaya Police force.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Sanit Mahataworn, the former chief of the Office of Police Commission, replaced Royal Thai Police Region 2 commander Kawee Supanan May 29 in a nationwide reshuffle by the National Council for Peace and Order. That same shakeup also saw Pattaya Police Superintendent Pol. Col. Supachai Puikaewkam removed from office.