Artikel erschien August 2017

  • Phuket drownings – The Facts

    Phuket drownings – The Facts

    In the first eight months of 2017 there have been 294 safe rescues recorded around Phuket’s beaches patrolled with surf lifeguards. Of these 265 have been foreigners and the remainder Thai. The good news is that these numbers are trending a lot lower than 2016.

  • Crocodile – 1. Crocodile Hunters – Nil.

    Crocodile – 1. Crocodile Hunters – Nil.

    This afternoon (August 31), the croc-hunting team corralled for the search failed to capture the rascally reptile. The team includes Fisheries Officers, crocodile catchers from Surat Thani and experienced staff from Phuket Crocodile World

  • 100 million Baht drug bust. Krabi’s biggest drug network.

    100 million Baht drug bust. Krabi’s biggest drug network.

    45 year old Somporn Ratchapibun, from Surat Thani, has been arrested with the enormous haul of 486,000 amphetamine pills and 10 kilograms of meth amphetamine.

  • Progress on shooting/robbery of Russian woman in Rawai

    Progress on shooting/robbery of Russian woman in Rawai

    Police report that they’ve learned that the two thieves used a car to commit the crime on Tuesday night. The car was parked 100 metres away from the house where they robbed and shot Russian expat, Elena Kharenko.

  • THAIGER TODAY Thursday, August 31

    THAIGER TODAY Thursday, August 31

    Crocodile hunters on the trail | 43 year old from Phattalung arrested with drugs valued at 2 million Baht | DSI in town to check bonfides of Sor Koh 1 Title Deeds | 400,000 Rohingya in border camps as another 18,500 flee across Myanmar border | Phuket Hotels Association tackle mega beach clean. The post THAIGER TODAY Thursday, August 31 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • Phuket’s Croc Hunters

    Phuket’s Croc Hunters

    A hunting team spotted the crocodile in an old tin mine lake near Laypang Beach yesterday afternoon (August 30).

  • “It’s a freshwater crocodile”. The latest from the Fisheries Office Chief

    “It’s a freshwater crocodile”. The latest from the Fisheries Office Chief

    Freshwater crocodile in Australia’s Northern Territory.  Photo: abc.net.au Phuket’s Fisheries Office believes that the crocodile spotted in Bangtao Beach is a freshwater crocodile which can only live in salt water for a few days and they assume that it comes from a tin mine lake in the nearby area. Governor Plodthong, along with the Head of the Phuket Office of Fisheries, Paiboon Bunlipatanon, inspected Bangtao Beach this afternoon (August 30) with a number lifeguards driving jet-skis to search for the crocodile but found nothing. But the order went out for lifeguards and officers from departments involved to go on croc-watch, day and night, around Bang Tao and Layan Beaches.

  • Two million Baht worth of drugs off the streets

    Two million Baht worth of drugs off the streets

    A 43 year-old man from Phatthalung, Preecha “Ann” Utapala, was arrested in his house in Phuket with almost 4,000 amphetamine pills and one kilogram of meth amphetamine with an estimated market value of over 2 million Baht. With police reporting that drug trading volume in Phuket remains high, undercover police continue to investigate all the drug dealer networks.

  • THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, August 30

    THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, August 30

    UK National Crime Authority under fire for leaking sensitive information during Koh Tao murder investigation | More about THAT crocodile | Thai PM doesn’t believe Yingluck is seeking asylum in the UK | Man caught with 400,000 Baht value of stolen goods in Thalang | Fake goods raid on beach road in Patong The post THAIGER TODAY Wednesday, August 30 appeared first on Phuket Gazette .

  • FOX News UK pulls the pin

    FOX News UK pulls the pin

    Fox TV News has pulled the pin in their venture to gather an audience in the UK TV market due to poor ratings. Former Australian, now US citizen and owner of the FOX empire, Rupert Murdoch, says the controversial US-based cable news channel was only attracting a few thousand viewers a day in the UK. The decision to jettison the network in Britain could help insulate 21st Century Fox from criticism as it seeks to win approval for its takeover of Sky

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