Since writing this at lunchtime the story has changed FOUR times over the course of the day and it turns out the old boy wasn’t as old as was first thought and he wasn’t Chinese either.
This story of dumb & dumber, an older fella who fell head over heels in lust with a Pattaya player, comes to you courtesy of Fabulous 103 who had me in stitches earlier as Tommy told the tale in his best Thai and Chinese accents.
The story goes the old boy, who works as a tour guide around Sin City and has now been confirmed as a Thai and not Chinese as was first thought, had been chatting to a “pretty young thing” via Facebook and after exchanging a bunch of I love you dakling’s and photos they planned and set their first date – in a hotel room.
Both show up as agreed and it’s time to get down to business. The tour guide is told to go “shower, shower” and off he goes leaving behind all his cash and valuables on the dresser.
Not wanting to sample his old sausage, the light-fingered floozy helped herself to 40,000 baht and bolts out the door, jumps on the back of a waiting motorbike, likely driven by her boyfriend, and speeds off into the night.
Now as Tommy said, same shit, different day. Punters getting robbed is an almost daily occurrence in Pattaya but the plot twist comes at the police station when cops ask the tour guide did he know her name and what she looked like.
Oh yes, was his reply as he pulled out his mobile and started showing the officers all the photos she had sent him that included several at her place of work – which surprisingly wasn’t a bar.
Police checked CCTV and her arrest came sooner rather than later and down the station to answer a few questions was the order of the day.
It turns out she is only 17 and claimed old Romeo gave her the cash and she didn’t steal a single baht from him. No surprises there then.
How cops are going to figure out who is telling the truth only they know. Whatever the outcome, both are as dumb as each other as far as I’m concerned.
Chemical Engineer Caught Running ‘E’ And Meth Lab In Nonthaburi
A chemical engineer who turned to producing Ecstacy pills and crystal meth at his condo in Nonthaburi was arrested this morning by officers from the Narcotics Suppression Bureau.
The Saturday morning raid on a building in Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi was led by Police General Manu Makemok, Deputy Commissioner General, Royal Thai Police and Police Lieutenant General Montree Yimyaem, commissioner of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau.
Inside the apartment, the prime suspect, 42-year-old suspect Patiwet “Heisenberg” Suwankiri was apprehended.
Drug production equipment and chemical precursors were seized along with 20,000 Ecstacy tablets and 50 grams of crystal meth.
Police General Manu said that the Narcotics Suppression Bureau got a tip that there was a group of pill producers who sold E tablets to entertainment venues in Bangkok.
A surveillance operation was set up and pinpointed Prayoon Thapinna as the dealer. He was taken in for questioning and soon after he folded like a deckchair telling cops who “Heisenberg” was.
During questioning “Heisenberg” was evasive saying he sold the drugs to tourists and that he imported the chemical precursors from online dealers.
Police dismissed both explanations as tourism in Thailand is virtually non-existent due to Covid-19 and the chemicals and tools needed to produce the E and meth have been on a banned list for many years.
He did admit to producing the drugs in his apartment saying he used the knowledge from when he studied chemical engineering
Investigators are working to find more people involved in the operation as the set-up was capable of producing around 3,000 tablets per day.
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CCSA Overturn BMA Order To Reopen Parks, Other Businesses
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has overturned the plan by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to allow five types of businesses and venues, including public parks and beauty salons, to open June 1.
Following the BMA Communicable Disease Committee meeting on Monday it was announceed that restrictions on traditional Thai massage parlours, museums, public parks, botanical gardens, learning centres, spas, nail and beauty salons and tattoo parlours would be lifted.
The news was welcomed by many with business owners getting to work in preperation for the sudden rreopening.
Then came the infamous flip-flop by the government when it was reported the CCSA had put the plan on hold for at least a further 14 days.
No reason was given for the sudden change.
Public Parks In Bangkok Reopening Jun 1
This order was later overturned by the CCSA and the plan has been put on hold for at least a further 14 days.
Following a meeting of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Communicable Disease Committee today, it has been announced that public parks in the capital can reopen from June 1.
The committee, chaired by Governor Aswin, also lifted restrictions on traditional Thai massage parlours, museums, botanical gardens, learning centres, spas, nail and beauty salons and tattoo parlours.
Other establishments currently shuttered are to remain closed until at least June 14, 2021.
The news comes despite the capital reporting over 1,300 Covid-cases on Monday, however, the current crop of clusters are in migrant worker camps and wet markets.
While most welcomed the news that parks will reopen allowing outdoor exercise again, dozens in the expat community continued to grumble that gyms and fitness centres will remain closed.