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  • Record drug bust in Krabi nets 48K meth pills, B17mn assets

    Record drug bust in Krabi nets 48K meth pills, B17mn assets

    PHUKET: Police in Krabi province, across the bay from Phuket, have arrested three suspects and seized more than 48,000 pills of ya bah (methamphetamine) in what is being hailed as the largest drug bust in Southern Thailand. The arrests were announced at a press conference today, when Krabi Governor Prasit Osathanon presented Bancha Janchamroen, 36; Sompot Janchamroen, 30; and Pattara Dechaporn, 27, to the press. Lt Col Boonprasert Tongnuey, Commander of Border Patrol Police Unit 426, explained that the arrests followed a deep undercover operation by police.

  • 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

  • Firefighters battle blaze at Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa

    Firefighters battle blaze at Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa

    PHUKET: Hotel staff have evacuated the Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa in Patong as firefighters battle the blaze that started at the hotel’s laundry facilities. The standalone building, part of one of Patong’s best-known resorts, caught fire at about 1:30pm, Patong Police Superintendent Chiraphat Pochanaphan told the Phuket Gazette.

  • Phuket mother denies rumor that 7-year-old daughter’s body was found

    Phuket mother denies rumor that 7-year-old daughter’s body was found

    PHUKET: The mother of 7-year-old Natthapa “Nong Dear” Papkaew today dismissed the rumor circulating across Phuket that the body of her missing daughter had been found. “I have heard the rumor, but they’re not true

  • Phuket Opinion: Providing justice for aggrieved consumers

    Phuket Opinion: Providing justice for aggrieved consumers

    PHUKET: A friend came to see me the other day.

  • Tourist Police Volunteer busted for drug dealing in Phuket

    Tourist Police Volunteer busted for drug dealing in Phuket

    PHUKET: Provincial Police arrested long-time expat and well-known Tourist Police Volunteer Garry Halpin yesterday for dealing drugs to tourists and local teens. Mr Halpin, 52, was arrested at the Chalong Villa and Spa last night, where he was in possession of over 18g of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia, a digital scale and cough syrup. “Garry was a tourist police volunteer who always helped the Chalong Police to communicate with tourists.

  • Phuket’s iBless Philippines donations reach typhoon victims

    Phuket’s iBless Philippines donations reach typhoon victims

    PHUKET: Funds and relief goods collected for victims of Typhoon Haiyan under the iBless Philippines campaign have been sent to the Philippines, and more fund raising events are in the works. “We sent 139,468 baht and 2,700kg of emergency relief goods to the Philippines on November 29,” Bernardita Sanchez, an iBless committee member, told the Phuket Gazette yesterday

  • Patong ghost-resort owners ordered to clear way for residents

    Patong ghost-resort owners ordered to clear way for residents

    PHUKET: The absent owners of an abandoned resort in the foothills overlooking Patong have been given three months to respond to an order to allow access across their 200-million-baht plot of land – or face a court order to do so. Phuket Vice Governor Somkiat Sangkhaosutthirak delivered the news yesterday at the site of The Crest resort, on Phra Barami Road, where derelict resort buildings have been left to crumble for at least the past four years

  • Faulty Phuket public lighting deals deadly electric shock

    Faulty Phuket public lighting deals deadly electric shock

    PHUKET: A construction worker died from an electric shock yesterday afternoon when he leaned against a barbed wire fence to urinate. “The fence was accidentally electrified by a frayed wire,” said Lt Peerasit Noopayan of the Cherng Talay Police. A nearby light pole was leaning to one side, and the frayed wire which supplies it with electricity came into contact with the fence, electrifying it, a rescue worker said.

  • Krabi Police ramp up tourist security as trial looms for Bobby Carter murder suspects

    Krabi Police ramp up tourist security as trial looms for Bobby Carter murder suspects

    PHUKET: Police in the tourist area of Ao Nang, across Phang Nga Bay from Phuket, have beefed up patrols and launched a tourist-friendly campaign to heighten security ahead of the huge influx of visitors expected during the tourism high season.