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18 Foreigners Arrested For Partying On Koh Phangan

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18 Foreigners Arrested For Partying On Koh Phangan

18 foreign nationals were arrested and charged last weekend as they partied at a house on the island of Koh Phangan, according to police.

At a press conference held by the head of Immigration Bureau on Friday in Surat Thani, it was announced 18 tourists had been charged with violating the ban on social gatherings under the Emergency Decree.

Major General Sompong Chinguang, Director of Immigration Bureau Division 6, told reporters local law enforcement were tipped off by the village head on Saturday 11th April that yet another party was taking place at a house rented by a Russian man.

Officers who were despatched to investigate found 17 motorbikes parked outside the two-storey house with loud music playing.

The tenant allowed officers inside believing he had done nothing wrong where 17 of his friends were sitting around eating and drinking with music blasting from a computer attached to a sound system on the second floor.

No illegal activities were found other than gathering illegally.

All 18 were taken to the local police station where they were charged under the Emergency Decree with violating the ban on social gatherings, intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Alleged Hitman Quizzed Over Samut Sakhon Murder

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Alleged Hitman Quizzed Over Samut Sakhon Murder

An alleged hitman wanted in connection with a murder in Samut Sakhon province has been picked up by police in Southern Thailand carrying an illegal firearm and ammunition.

The 34 years old man, identified only as Thanasak, was wanted on a warrant issued by the Samut Sakhon Court on 14 January 2021.

Police had put out an APB to southern provinces as intel led them to believe that was where he had gone on the run following the murder.

Officers at a checkpoint in Thap Sakae District in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province had received information that the suspect was driving a Black Toyota Alphard with a red Bangkok license plate.

On Sunday they spotted the suspects vehicle and immediately arrested him.

A search of the Alphard uncovered a Glock 9mm pistol loaded with one bullet in the chamber, a bag containing a magazine loaded with 13 bullets. A separate red Gucci bag concealing another magazine with 3 bullets and a black box holding a further 41 bullets.

Thanasak was initially charged with a string of firearms offences and will be transferred to Samut Sakhon for questioning regarding the murder he is believed to have carried out.

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Siam Square Feeling The Covid Downturn

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Siam Square Feeling The Covid Downturn

Once-busy Siam Square in Bangkok was eerily quiet on Friday amid a slow-down in shoppers and tourists due to Covid-19.

Footage from the Siam Square centre in the heart of the capital shows many shops have been shuttered and closed.

Shopping malls had previously been packed with tourists from China but holiday travel was stopped in March last year with many restrictions are still in place.



An increase in Covid-19 infections that started in December has seen pubs nightclubs shut while restaurants must follow 9pm closing time guidelines, which the government believes will limit the chances of new coronavirus infections spreading.

Thailand’s Krungsri Bank forecasts that it will be up to three years before tourism returns to its pre-pandemic tourism levels.

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Taj Cafe On Sukhumvit Soi 3 Busted Selling Booze And Baraku

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Taj Cafe On Sukhumvit Soi 3 Busted Selling Booze And Baraku

Sixty-five patrons and staff were arrested in the early hours of Saturday at a restaurant just off Sukhumvit Road in the Nana area of Bangkok for violating the Emergency Decree.

Officers from the Immigration Bureau and Lumpini Police Station raided the Taj Cafe on Sukhumvit Soi 3 just after 1am following a tip-off the restaurant was open selling booze and baraku to customers.

Taj Cafe on Sukhumvit Soi 3

Not only did police find shisha and alcohol sales taking place at the venue masquerading as an Indian restaurant, but they also found 12 people who had entered Thailand illegally and one foreigner on overstay.

All were charged with visa violations and violating the emergency decree.

Fifty-two others, including 42 Thais and 10 foreign nationals, were charged with illegal assembly in violation of the decree.

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The manager Mandeep Singh, a 28-year-old Indian national, was charged with working without a permit, violating the emergency decree and the City Hall closure order and allowing baraku to be smoked on the premises.

All were taken to the Lumpini station for further legal proceedings.

On January 2 the BMA announced the closure of 25 types of businesses, including entertainment venues to contain the spread of Covid-19 following an outbreak in mid-December that began rapidly spreading around the country.

Photo Credit Wassayos Ngamkham

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