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  • Phuket Police tracking Vietnamese ATM thieves

    Phuket Police tracking Vietnamese ATM thieves

    PHUKET: Police have been issued arrest warrants for a pair of Vietnamese ATM thieves who are believed to have fled to their home country after making off with 1.6 million baht from a Phuket ATM last month. Nguyen Thanh Quang, 25, and Tran Dang Hoa, 26, are wanted for robbing the ATM at the entrance to Boat Lagoon on November 7 (story

  • No arrests for work permit delays caused by protests

    No arrests for work permit delays caused by protests

    PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO), responsible for issuing work permits to foreigners on the island, remains closed today, but those with work permits set to expire or in process need not fear arrest, PPEO chief Yaowapa Pibulpol told the Phuket Gazette this morning.

  • Alleged Phuket ghost rider in motorbike crash with foreigners

    Alleged Phuket ghost rider in motorbike crash with foreigners

    PHUKET: A pair of injured foreigners reported to police that a ghost rider slammed into them in the southbound lane of Thepkrasattri Road near the Kor En ‘death bend’ early this morning. American Mike Waltman, 23, was not seriously injured in the incident.

  • Kamala Police net meth dealers in hotel sting

    Kamala Police net meth dealers in hotel sting

    PHUKET: Plainclothes police arrested two ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) dealers in a sting operation at a Phuket guesthouse on Wednesday night, seizing a total of 1.6 grams of the drug. Lt Suchart Chumphusaeng led four other officers of the Kamala Police in the raid at Popeye’s Place guesthouse, near Phuket FantaSea, where plainclothes officers had arranged to buy 1.

  • Phuket murder convict Lee Aldhouse happy to serve jail in Thailand

    Phuket murder convict Lee Aldhouse happy to serve jail in Thailand

    PHUKET: British national Lee Aldhouse, sentenced today to 25 years in jail for the murder of American Marine Dashawn Longfellow in Phuket in 2010, is happy to serve his jail term in Thailand, the Phuket Gazette was told today. The Phuket Provincial Court sentenced Aldhouse, known in Muay Thai kickboxing arenas as the “Pitbull”, to 25 years’ imprisonment for the stabbing murder at 11am today (story

  • Brit kickboxer ‘Pitbull’ Aldhouse handed 25 years for Phuket murder

    Brit kickboxer ‘Pitbull’ Aldhouse handed 25 years for Phuket murder

    PHUKET: British national Lee Aldhouse today was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment for the stabbing murder of American Marine Dashawn Longfellow following a bar fight in Phuket in 2010. The sentence was handed down at Phuket Provincial Court this morning

  • Phuket Rotary Club continues push for Philippines relief

    Phuket Rotary Club continues push for Philippines relief

    PHUKET: The Rotary Club of Patong Beach has collected over 226,000 baht through its Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief Fund. However, the club is pushing for more donations in light of the desperate need of those in the affected areas. Half of the funds raised will be sent directly to the Disaster Fund of Rotary District 3860, based in the affected area, and the other half will be used to buy “family survival packs” from Disaster Aid Canada.

  • Friends fail to identify body of Gao Yang, parents en route to Phuket

    Friends fail to identify body of Gao Yang, parents en route to Phuket

    PHUKET: The parents of Chinese national and Singaporean student Gao Yang, who slipped from the rocks at Phuket’s Promthep Cape late Wednesday afternoon, are on their way to the island. “We expect them to arrive in Phuket tomorrow or Sunday,” Qin Jian, Vice Consul of the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China, told the Phuket Gazette this afternoon

  • Illegal loggers arrested in Phuket, one suspect armed

    Illegal loggers arrested in Phuket, one suspect armed

    PHUKET: The battle against illegal loggers in Phuket continued this week as Thung Thong Police arrested six suspects for the illegal possession of more than 50 kilograms of eaglewood with a street value of more than 300,000 baht. One of the men was found with an illegal .45 handgun, fully loaded, under his pillow.

  • Phuket panty sniffer caught mid-snatch

    Phuket panty sniffer caught mid-snatch

    PHUKET: An off-duty security guard was caught red-handed stealing women’s panties off a clothesline in Phuket Town last night.