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American Drug Mule Arrested At Sukhumvit Hotel

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American Drug Mule Arrested At Sukhumvit Hotel

An American man was arrested Saturday morning as he took delivery of 2 kilograms of “ice” he was set to smuggle to New Zealand later in the evening for a gang of Africans.

The mule, named only as Mr Ernesto, had been under surveillance by officers from the Crime Suppression Division since Thursday following a tip-off he had been hired by a gang from Mozambique to carry class 1 drugs to New Zealand at the weekend.

It was confirmed by police from Suvarnabhumi Airport that Ernesto had a ticket for a flight departing Bangkok at 18:30 on Saturday.

A stakeout was set up at the Sukhumvit hotel where the American was staying and on Saturday morning when a man of African appearance showed up with a black holdall cops swooped on the room.

American Drug Mule Arrested At Sukhumvit Hotel

American Drug Mule Arrested At Sukhumvit Hotel

Ernesto tried to flee over the balcony but was soon cuffed. Also arrested was a Mr Weng San from Mozambique.

A search of the bag revealed a hidden compartment in the base that was filled with 2 kilograms of crystal meth.

Both men were taken into custody and the investigation continues.

American Drug Mule Arrested At Sukhumvit Hotel

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Water Cut In 47 Areas Of Bangkok From 10pm Tonight

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Water Cut In 47 Areas Of Bangkok From 10pm Tonight

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority said on Friday residents in 47 areas of Bangkok will have no running water from 10pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday due to maintenance work.

Cutting off the supply is necessary to carry out work on a water main close to Rama VI Road.

The MWA apologised for the inconvenience caused by the cuts, adding residents could contact the 24-hour call centre on 1125 if they faced any problems.

The 47 affected areas are:
1. Rama VI Road
2. Ratchawithi Road
3. Yothi Road
4. Sri Ayutthaya Road
5. Phetchaburi Road
6. Banthat Thong Road
7. Phya Thai Road
8. Rama I Road
9. Rong Mueang Road
10. Charu Mueang Road
11. Charat Mueang Road
12. Nikhom Makkasan Road
13. Krungkasem Road
14. Phloenchit Road
15. Rajdamri Road
16. Ratchaprarop Road
17. New Petchaburi Road
18. Sawankhalok Road
19. Larn Luang Road
20. Rama V Road
21. Nakhon Sawan Road
22. Rajdamnoen Klang Road
23. Rajdamnoen Nai Road
24. Rajdamnoen Nok Road
25. Damrongrak Road
26. Bamrung Mueang Road
27. Luang Road
28. Rachinee Road
29. Charoen Krung Road
30. Tri Phet Road
31. Tee Thong Road
32. Phahurat Road
33. Chak Phet Road
34. Worachak Road
35. Chakkrawat Road
36. Yaowarat Road
37. Song Wat Road
38. Samsen Road
39. Ratchasima Road
40. Prachathipatai Road
41. Nakhon Chai Si Road
42. Amnuay Songkhram Road
43. Sukhothai Road
44. Phitsanulok Road
45. Luk Luang Road
46. Wisut Kasat Road
47. Phra Sumen Road

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Work Finally Gets Underway On 31-Storey Office Block At Sukhumvit Soi 7

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JLK Tower Sukhumvit Soi 7

Work is finally underway on the plot of land at the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 7 after sitting empty for six years.

JLK Holdings from Taiwan, who purchased the 3 rai of land for 2.2 million baht per sq wah in 2019, will develop a 31-storey office block with a lettable area of 35,000 sq m.

JLK Tower Sukhumvit Soi 7

When complete JLK Tower will sit in a prime location on Sukhumvit Road offering Grade A offices for rent with internal staircases for double floor tenants.

It will have a direct link to Nana BTS station and lower floor retail units.

Fortune 500 outfit Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, an American commercial real estate service, property management snd maintenance company, will work with JLK Holdings on the project.

JLK Tower Sukhumvit Soi 7

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US Ambassador Resigns

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Michael George DeSombre

Michael George DeSombre, the United States’ ambassador to Thailand, has resigned from his post effective immediately.

The sudden departure of DeSombre comes as Donald Trump left office in the USA who had nominated him as ambassador to Thailand, the first political appointee in more than 40 years.

On Tuesday, DeSombre met Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to reaffirm the US’ commitments to Thailand before taking to Twitter to announce his resignation.

He wrote on the official ambassador’s account @USAmbThailand: “It has been a privilege serving as the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand.

“I am exceedingly proud of all we have done to strengthen the US-Thai relationship.

“I am signing off now from this account and leaving it in the good hands of our Embassy staff. MGD”.

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