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22k Car Goes Up In Flames 20 Minutes After Couple Buy It

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22k Car Goes Up In Flames 20 Minutes After Couple Buy It

A married couple who thought they had snagged a bargain after paying only 22,000 baht for a second-hand car were left shocked when it went up in flames 20 minutes after buying it.

Pak Kret police and firefighters were called to attend the burning banger in Nonthaburi Province on Thursday after receiving several calls from other motorists.

22k Car Goes Up In Flames 20 Minutes After Couple Buy It

The couple from Kanchanaburi managed to escape from the fireball unhurt thanks to the help a couple of truck drivers who stopped to assist.

It is unknown why the green Toyota Corona burst into flames with police sending the car for investigation to find the cause of the incident.

Tthe couple plan on taking action against the seller for damages.

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Nigerian Arrested On 2,683 Day Overstay

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Luck finally ran out for a Nigerian man who came to Thailand on a 60-day Tourist Visa and managed to stay an extra six years before being caught.

On Monday afternoon Immigration police, led by region one commander Pol Maj-Gen Piti Nitinonthaset, apprehended 40-year-old Onyebuchi Johnbosco Ezedinugwu on Soi Petchburi 35 in the Makkasan area of Bangkok.

Onyebuchi entered Thailand on 27 April 2014 and was permitted to remain in the country until 25 June 2014, however, he did not leave or extend his visa and overstayed by 2,683 days.

He was taken into custody pending further legal proceedings which will see him deported and blacklisted for 10 years.

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300 Baht Tourist Tax For International Arrivals Proposed

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300 Baht Tourist Fee For International Arrivals Proposed

The Government are considering a proposal to tax tourists 300 baht to cover the cost of medical bills and the management and developing of tourist destinations.

Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn announced that each international visitor to the country will have to pay 300 baht. It was also revealed that the fee was scheduled to come in effect last year, but the decision was postponed due to the global Covid-19 situation.

The details of how the fee will be collected will be announced at a later date in the Royal Gazette once the policy has been approved.

Of the 300-baht fee, 34 baht is expected to be used for the insurance coverage, Mr Phiphat said, with the remainder being used for management of local tourist destinations.

Thailand expects to receive some 10 million visitors in 2021.

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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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