PHUKET: Phuket Police arrested on Wednesday a second suspect associated with the abduction and robbery of a Danish woman in the designated Patong Safety Zone on November 26. Diana Muller, 37, reported that on November 26 at about 9:30pm she had been abducted, threatened at knife point and robbed by two men, Patong police said. She told police that the pair had convinced her to get onto the motorbike by offering her a lift.
PHUKET: In a busy two days for drug law enforcement officers in Phuket, a woman was arrested in possession of cocaine at Phuket International Airport on Wednesday and five men with heroin were arrested at an address south of Phuket Town just 24 hours earlier. Lt Col Suthirat Tojumpa, chief of the Phuket branch of the Narcotics Control Board, told the Phuket Gazette today that he and a team of officers had gone to the airport on Wednesday at the request of Customs officers after a suspicious female had been stopped at arrivals. “Customs officials suspected that 26-year-old Thai national Kiriya Inmek, who arrived in Phuket on a flight from Brazil, was concealing drugs.
PHUKET: A 10-wheeled truck carrying more than 50 concrete power poles pitched while trying to climb Patong Hill this morning, causing a traffic tailback stretching about 1.5 kilometers. The mishap occurred at about 11:30am, while the truck tried to climb the steep incline on the western side of the hill in its bid to deliver the power poles to a construction company in Patong.
PHUKET: Journalists trying to catch a glimpse of Nepal’s infamous former crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah Dev, who was due to report to Phuket Provincial Court yesterday, were in for a long and ultimately fruitless wait. By midday, reporters who had been waiting since 9:30am, had still not clapped eyes on the former crown prince entering the court to report as instructed by the court order issued over a drugs charge. The investigating officer in the case told the Phuket Gazette that Mr Shah had already reported in – but declined to say at what time he did so.
PHUKET: Police today confirmed they will charge the driver of the Phuket tour van involved in the accident yesterday morning that
PHUKET: Concerns about whether or not the Airport Bus, which shuttles passengers to and from Phuket Town and Phuket International Airport, had shut down its services this week were answered today with the simplest of answers: one of the buses is off the road due to needing repairs. “We normally have two buses serving the route between Phuket Airport and Phuket Town,” Airport Bus Wanthanee Khaosamuth told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon
PHUKET: Saowanee Osathanugrah, a member of the famous Thai “Osotspa” family, has filed a complaint against her husband for allegedly trying to swindle her out of land on Koh Yao Yai, an island off Phuket, valued at 293 million baht.
PHUKET: The Marine Department is spending 5.8 million baht on installing 300 moorings in coastal havens off Phuket in order to protect coral reefs. “We dropped 200 moorings in Chalong Bay on Saturday.
PHUKET: Uncertainty clouds the announcement of a firm date for the Andaman World Experience,
PHUKET: Phuket police have named the schoolgirl who died in the