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Chinese Man Caught Stealing Cash On Bangkok Bound Plane

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A Chinese man was arrested by Tourist Police at Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday after he was caught stealing money from another passenger on a flight from Turkey to Thailand.

45-year-old Qiquan Ma was caught on camera by a fellow passenger sitting several rows behind taking cash from a bag in the overhead compartment belonging to a Danish man.

After capturing the incident on his smartphone, the Turkish passenger alerted the crew who called ahead to police in Bangkok who were waiting at the gate to arrest Qiquan.

Deputy commander of the Tourist Police Division at the airport, Pol Col Nitithorn Jintanakanon, told reporters Harald Amming, the Danish passenger, had around 5000 Euros stolen from his hand luggage.

He went on to say the Chinese man had been caught red-handed and would now be charged with theft after he and fellow officers had viewed the video evidence.

Police suspect Qiquan was traveling to Bangkok from Istanbul intent on commuting a crime as he had a return ticket leaving Bangkok within 24 hours of his arrival.

Photo Credit: Suvarnabhumi Airport Tourist Police

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Tenant Leaves Pet Crocodile In Former Home

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A landlord was shocked after he checked his home and found the previous tenant had left behind a pet crocodile.

Niam Ruampol, 70, visited the rental property in Samut Songkhram, central Thailand on Monday night after being told the resident had moved out.

He peered inside a newly built one-meter high concrete pool that was covered with plastic and recoiled with horror when he saw the killer reptile inside.

The frightened landlord called the animal catchers to evacuate the reptile from the property. They first threw a towel on its head to block its vision before wrestling with the beast and carrying it outside.



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Air Pollution Before And After Lockdown

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Video footage shows how clean the air is after three months of coronavirus lockdown in Bangkok.

The tropical skyline was clouded in a toxic smog made of harmful PM2.5 particles at the start of the year, caused by construction, cars and agricultural fires.

However, with many projects on hold and builders sent back home to neighbouring countries, pollution has dropped.

A blanket ban on tourists since the end of March – which is still active – has also decimated the number of cars, taxis, minivans and coaches on the road.

Astonishing footage taken this morning (June 30) in the Huai Khwang district of the capital shows the striking difference.



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Five Suffer Minor Injuries In Bus Accident

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Five passengers were treated for minor injuries after the bus they were travelling on ran off the highway and crashed into a ditch in Prachuap Khiri Khan province late on Monday.

The accident happened at around 11.10pm near the Bang Saphan intersection in Bang Saphan district.

Three men and two women were slightly injured. They were admitted to Bang Saphan Hospital.

The bus driver told police he left Bangkok on Monday evening with 27 passengers and two crew heading south for Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Near the Bang Saphan intersection, he said a bicycle cut in front of the bus and he swerved to avoid hitting it and rashed into the ditch which toppled the bus onto its side.

Two power poles were brought down by the bus. Damage was estimated at 200,000 baht.

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