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  • Phuket Customs seize B8mn of smuggled fuel in Krabi

    Phuket Customs seize B8mn of smuggled fuel in Krabi

    PHUKET: Phuket Customs officials this morning announced the seizure of what they claim is 8 million baht of smuggled fuel. Customs and navy officers seized the “black oil” as it was being pumped from a wooden ship converted into a fuel tanker to a fuel transport truck waiting on shore late on Friday night in Krabi. Two crew members of the boat, docked at the Baan Bor Muang Pier in Khlong Thom District, as well as the driver of the fuel transport truck were arrested in the raid.

  • Phuket Customs seize B8mn of smuggled fuel in Krabi

    Phuket Customs seize B8mn of smuggled fuel in Krabi

    PHUKET: Phuket Customs officials this morning announced the seizure of what they claim is 8 million baht of smuggled fuel. Customs and navy officers seized the “black oil” as it was being pumped from a wooden ship converted into a fuel tanker to a fuel transport truck waiting on shore late on Friday night in Krabi. Two crew members of the boat, docked at the Baan Bor Muang Pier in Khlong Thom District, as well as the driver of the fuel transport truck were arrested in the raid.

  • Phuket Customs seize B8mn of smuggled fuel in Krabi

    Phuket Customs seize B8mn of smuggled fuel in Krabi

    PHUKET: Phuket Customs officials this morning announced the seizure of what they claim is 8 million baht of smuggled fuel. Customs and navy officers seized the “black oil” as it was being pumped from a wooden ship converted into a fuel tanker to a fuel transport truck waiting on shore late on Friday night in Krabi. Two crew members of the boat, docked at the Baan Bor Muang Pier in Khlong Thom District, as well as the driver of the fuel transport truck were arrested in the raid.

  • Phuket Opinion: Police intelligence, deeper ties to community key to cutting the murders

    Phuket Opinion: Police intelligence, deeper ties to community key to cutting the murders

    PHUKET: The recent arrest of Belgian murder suspect Marc De Schutter is the latest in a series of events that have kept Phuket in the international spotlight. (See front-page story, current issue of the Phuket Gazette.

  • Korat Boy, 14, dies after crashing into parked truck in Phuket

    Korat Boy, 14, dies after crashing into parked truck in Phuket

    PHUKET: A 14-year-old boy from Nakhon Ratchasima died after crashing his motorbike into a large truck parked by the side of the road in Phuket yesterday afternoon. Chalong Police at 2:15pm received a report of a crash near the Land & Houses residential estate on Chao Fa West Road in Chalong.

  • ‘Stars’ to shine in Phuket Life Music Festival tonight

    ‘Stars’ to shine in Phuket Life Music Festival tonight

    PHUKET: Jaruwat “Dome” Cheawaram, better known as “Dome The Star”, will headline at the Phuket Life Music Festival 2012 in Phuket Town tonight. The concert will be held at Anuphas Field on Phang Nga Road, site of the old Phuket Weekend Market, from 7 to 10:30pm.

  • Phuket Violence: Another tourist severely beaten by taxi drivers

    Phuket Violence: Another tourist severely beaten by taxi drivers

    PHUKET: An Australian tourist filed a police complaint yesterday alleging that he was severely beaten after confronting a taxi driver about a sexual comment made to his girlfriend. Accompanied by the girl and an Australian consul, Peter Hulands filed the complaint with Patong Police shortly being released from hospital

  • Charity rally to support Phuket Stray Dog Shelter

    Charity rally to support Phuket Stray Dog Shelter

    PHUKET: The sixth “Rally Dogkar” charity fundraiser will take place in Phuket this weekend, giving dog lovers and their pampered pets a chance to raise money for about 500 less-fortunate animals cooped up at the provincial dog pound in Thalang.

  • Phuket Prison gates swing open for mothers’ hugs

    Phuket Prison gates swing open for mothers’ hugs

    PHUKET: The gates of Phuket Provincial Prison will be open on August 15 and 16 to enable mothers to hug their children inside the facility in honor of HM Queen Sirikit’s 80th birthday on August 12. During those two days, mothers will be allowed to visit their inmate children, and inmates’ children will be allowed to visit their convicted mothers, depending on the circumstances.

  • Phuket pessimistic about ‘Safety Zone’ plan: poll

    Phuket pessimistic about ‘Safety Zone’ plan: poll

    PHUKET: Pessimism reigns over a plan by the Royal Thai Police to set up a “