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Cop Who Killed His Wife Charged With Murder

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Cop Who Killed His Wife Charged With Murder

A policeman who claimed his wife committed suicide on Saturday has been charged with her murder, according to Thai media.

Pol Capt Songklod Boonsong, a deputy inspector at Wang Thonglang police station in Bangkok, was charged on Monday after key evidence emerged contradicting his claim she shot herself.

Metropolitan Police Bureau commander Pakkapong Pongpetra said the murder charge came after tests detected gunpowder residue on Boonsong’s hand.

Officers who attended found the body of Pimchadaporn Phuyaemsai, 30, laid on a sofa with a gunshot wound to the left side of her head.

Boonsong claimed at the time his wife had killed herself and he’d moved the gun upstairs for safekeeping.

Investigators soon uncovered the truth with Boonsong claiming he and his wife had been arguing and his gun went off after she tried to grab it.

Her family say they will not bury their daughter until the case has been resolved as they do not believe the deceased would have taken her own life.

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Woman Who Won 90m On Lotto Treats Neighbours To Gold And Cash

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Woman Who Won 90m On Lotto Treats Neighbours To Gold And Cash

A woman from Udon Thani who won 90 million baht on the national lottery shared her good fortune with neighbours in her village with gifts of money and gold.

Wanree Panyasai bought 15 winning tickets netting her 90 mil and to celebrate her new-found wealth she organised herself a birthday party and invited 200 neighbours to celebrate.

What they didn’t know was Wanree had brought 30 gold chains and 70,000 baht in cash as special gifts for her neighbours who enjoyed a night of live music and food all at her expense.

The crowd were showered with 20 baht bills and 30 lucky gold tickets that could be exchanged for one of the gold chains worth around 8,000 baht each.

Most of the winners were children and teenagers with one lucky winner finding a golden ticket in a trash can.

Photo Credit: Sanook

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16 Chinese Nationals Arrested Trying To Swim Into Thailand

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16 Chinese Nationals Arrested Trying To Swim Into Thailand

Mae Sot police arrested 16 Chinese nationals trying to enter Thailand illegally by swimming across the Moei River early Sunday morning.

Thai media report the 16 men and women had been working at casinos in Myanmar but had been made redundant due to the COVID-19 situation.

It was reported the suspects swam across the river with several almost drowning prompting police to pull them to safety.

Six of those apprehended had valid passports but no documents while the remaining ten had no passports, identification or documents.

All were taken to Mae Sot provincial police station where they were charged with illegal entry and violating the Communicable Disease Act.

Land borders between Myanmar and Thai have all been closed except for the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge where cargo can cross.

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Temporary Immigration Office At Muang Thong Thani Reopening July 13

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Temporary Immigration Office At Muang Thong Thani Reopening July 13

The temporary immigration office at the Central Investigation Bureau, inside its compound at Muang Thong Thani, will reopen on Monday 13th July under orders from the bureau chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang.

The update comes as many wait on news on the visa amnesty which expires at the end of July.

The temporary facility will ease crowding at Government Complex on Chaeng Watthana Road where the Immigration Bureau’s Division 1 is based.

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90 Day Reporting, Alien’s Residing Report (TM38) and Tourist Visa Extensions (30-day stamp) will be moved to the building in Muang Thong Thani from July 13.

The temporary office will ease congestion and allow social distancing in queues to control the spread of COVID-19.

It first opened in March but closed when the government introduced the visa amnesty for foreigners stranded in Thailand due to travel bans around the world caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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