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  • Phuket bus drivers caught under the influence

    Phuket bus drivers caught under the influence

    PHUKET: Law enforcement officials are randomly testing bus drivers for drugs and alcohol during the 10 Days of Danger, and in two days have found three drivers working under the influence. Within Phuket, Thung Thong Police and Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) staff are stopping buses at the Thung Thong checkpoint on Phra Barami Road (map

  • Phuket Vice Governor calls for police protection of election candidates

    Phuket Vice Governor calls for police protection of election candidates

    PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Somkiet Sangkaosuttirak has called on the police and the Royal Thai Navy to protect candidates enrolling in the national Member of Parliament (MP) election scheduled for February 2. “We have to accept that the current situation [in Bangkok] is not stable, and we need to be prepared,” Vice Governor Somkiet said, referring to the violence yesterday in which one policeman was killed and more than 100 others injured (story

  • Phuket Police probe Bangla bar worker shot dead by off-duty cop

    Phuket Police probe Bangla bar worker shot dead by off-duty cop

    PHUKET: A Patong Police sergeant has been suspended pending an investigation into the shooting death of a 27-year-old bar worker from Soi Bangla early yesterday morning. Officers arrived at the Fong Beer Pub on Phang Muang Sai Kor Road (map

  • Phuket Police chief calls to play down bomb scare

    Phuket Police chief calls to play down bomb scare

    PHUKET: The commander of the Phuket Provincial Police has called for the media to not “help suspects” by publishing news of the car bomb found in Phuket Town last weekend.

  • A New Year gift from Phuket Police

    A New Year gift from Phuket Police

    PHUKET: Patong Police are looking forward to giving the people of Phuket a gift for the New Year – public parking spaces along the Patong beach road that are free of taxi and tuk-tuk thugs. Lt Col Akanit Danpitaksat, Deputy Superintendent of the Patong Police, said his team was ready to enforce the new regulation to reduce the number of taxis occupying parking places throughout Patong and elsewhere in Phuket.

  • Phuket car bomb linked to dead man in Deep South

    Phuket car bomb linked to dead man in Deep South

    PHUKET: The pickup truck rigged with a bomb that was found parked at Phuket City Police Station over the weekend belonged to man who was shot dead in Pattani on May 9, police have confirmed.

  • Ghost riding Russian injured in Phuket motorbike crash

    Ghost riding Russian injured in Phuket motorbike crash

    PHUKET: A ghost-riding Russian was injured in a crash just after midnight yesterday on Thepkasattri Road. Eyewitnesses told police that the man was driving as if he was drunk. He allegedly took a spill near the Thai Watsadu megastore, then got back on his bike and drove toward the Heroine’s Monument, where he continued heading south toward Phuket Town, but in the northbound lane.

  • Phuket Opinion: Hold the icy judgments of police volunteers

    Phuket Opinion: Hold the icy judgments of police volunteers

    PHUKET: The arrest of well-known former Tourist Police Volunteer Gary Halpin, and the very serious charge of selling the illegal narcotic ya ice (crystal methamphetamine), rocked the Phuket expat community this week (story

  • Police raids uncover drug dens in Soi Ya Bah, Phuket Town

    Police raids uncover drug dens in Soi Ya Bah, Phuket Town

    PHUKET: Police yesterday arrested two men after separate raids on the same small street in Samkong, Phuket Town, resulted in the seizure of 1,818 pills of ya bah (methamphetamine) and 4.99 grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine). Acting on a tip-off, officers arrived at the house of Worasak Bamrung, 30, in Soi Prayoon 3/1 (map

  • Skull fragment found in Phuket believed to be of missing 7-year-old

    Skull fragment found in Phuket believed to be of missing 7-year-old

    PHUKET: Fragments of a human skull have been found in Chalong along with clothing and slippers that match those of missing 7-year-old Natthapa “Nong Dear” Papkaew (story