A Huay Yai man was killed in a Sukhumvit Road shooting police believe was the work of a rival drug dealer.
Niran Chankit, 36, died at Pattaya Memorial Hospital after being shot in the chest and leg and crashing his Honda CBR motorbike on Sukhumvit Road near the Rungah Condominium U-turn Aug. 19.
Nine methamphetamine tablets were found hidden in his clothes.
Witnesses told police the victim had been chased by two men on a motorbike, who opened fire as he approached the U-turn. Niran crashed and the bike burst into flames. Area residents put out the fire and took Niran to the hospital.
Police speculated Niran likely was shot due a conflict with a drug dealer.
Famous Thai country music singer Anont R-Siam died after falling off his roof during a repair job in Sriracha.
The 44-year-old singer, whose real name was Theeraphat Bunaek, died of heart failure following a brain hemorrhage at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Aug. 10.
A distraught man who thought he wanted to commit suicide had to be rescued after deciding he did want to jump from a Sukhumvit Road pedestrian bridge after all.
Police raided a Soi 6 bar allegedly selling the sexual services of a 15-year-old girl.
An undercover foreign police informant was used to ensnare the management of the My Friend You bar. Posing as a customer, the informant allegedly paid the bar 3,000 baht for the teen’s services in an upstairs room.
Police found 13 other Thai women, ages 19-38, servicing customers. All were taken into custody and charged with prostitution offenses.
Cashier Kanika Nakkhum, 29, faces charges of pandering an underage teen and human trafficking.
Four people were arrested when police raided a Third Road beer bar suspected of employing underage girls.
Children and Women Protection Center officers swooped in on the Carre Blanc Le Club July 30 after a foreigner working with police was able to procure the sexual services of a 17-year-old.
Manager Suangkamol Kaensai, 43; cashier Sunant Ngoitakhu, 22; and employees Wilawan Jadchua, 31; and Naowarat Saengprajak, 35; were arrested.
Police said Duangkamol confessed to using underage girls and was charged with human trafficking offenses.
A Swiss man has been arrested for allegedly molesting underage boys and possessing child pornography.
Area school children earned recognition for their creativity as independent artists introduced students to abstract drawing, portraiture, composition and other techniques at a free Pattaya workshop.
Three Thai tourists who wandered too far off shore during low tide had to be rescued after the tide came back in, leaving them bobbing in the sea.
A Swedish man who called his country’s embassy with a suicide threat appears to have followed through after Banglamung police found him dead with a plastic bag tied over his head in Naklua.