Month: January 2010


North Korean Arms Were Headed to Iran, Thailand Report Says

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — An airport in Iran’s capital of Tehran was the intended destination for a North Korean weapons shipment seized in Bangkok on Dec. 12, according to a confidential report to the United Nations Security Council by Thailand’s government. A copy of the report, obtained from diplomats whose governments hold Security Council seats, […]Read More


Police land another huge drugs haul in latest raid

Police yesterday seized 1.6 million ya ba tablets and 2 kilograms of “ice” together worth about Bt30 million from a townhouse in Samut Prakan’s Muang district. The huge haul was the latest in a series of drug raids over the past week that have netted more than 2.8 million methamphetamine pills. Yesterday’s raid was a […]Read More


Should we fear this man?

Why, all of a sudden, does the little-known deputy Army chief attract so much political attention? Poised to replace General Anupong Paochinda and having four years to steer the Army, a coup must be the furthest thing from General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s mind at the moment. Avudh Panananda reports Although General Prayuth Chan-ocha is known to […]Read More


Pakistan man nabbed at airport with 1kg heroin in stomach

BANGKOK, Jan 29 (TNA) – A Pakistani man was arrested by Thai customs officials at Bangkok’s Suvaranbhumi International Airport Friday with 90 packets–almost one kg–heroin in his stomach. Ahmad Shabbir was arrested during immigration procedures when customs officers believed him to be acting suspiciously and required him to pass through an X-ray scanner, finding many […]Read More


Thais pursue Pakistani connection in fake passport business – Feature

Bangkok – Spain and Thailand have a lot in common these days. Both are highly dependent on tourism, both have plenty of foreign nationals who have taken up permanent residence in their countries and both attract unsavoury sorts. Both countries’ police departments have also been collaborating in trying to crack down on a thriving international […]Read More


French man arrested for allegedly offering underage sex service in

Pattaya, Chon Buri – Police Wednesday arrested a French man for allegedly proving boys under 18 for sex services. Jean Eric Lopez, 47, was arrested inside Soi Sunee Plaza in Bang Lamung district. Police were alerted by officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest Lopez. The FBI officials informed the Thai police that […]Read More


57 alleged prostitutes rounded up in Phuket Town

PHUKET TOWN: A team of provincial civil defense officials and volunteer police on Sunday night raided three well-known entertainment venues, in the heart of Phuket Town, suspected of serving as fronts for prostitution. A spokesperson from the Phuket Provincial Office Public Relations Bureau said the raids were ordered by Phuket Governor Wichai Phraisa-ngop following complaints […]Read More


New body scanner tested at airport

The Airports of Thailand (AOT) began a one-month test yesterday of a new body scanner at Suvarnabhumi. The GEN2 is said to offer a secure and discreet method for detecting hidden items, such as explosives, weapons, contraband, stolen electronic items or restricted good like bottles of liquid or gels. It is made by Brijot Imaging […]Read More