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Three Iranian Men Busted for Trying to Pass Fake US Currency in Pattaya

– PATTAYA  – Police in Pattaya arrested 3 Iranian men on Friday allegedly for trying to exchange nine counterfeit US$100 notes at a local booth, telling police they brought the money from their home country. Arrested with the fake money were Majid Shokri, 30, Hamid Moutabchi, 36, and Mahdi Latifi, 31. The operator of a […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Three Taiwanese Women Arrested in Bangkok Over Alleged Call Scam

– BANGKOK – Three Taiwanese women have been arrested in Bangkok for being part of an alleged call scam, with 340,000 in cash and 700,000 baht more in their bank accounts. Pol Col Thongchai Yooket, a superintendent at the Crime Suppression Division, told the Bangkok Post on Friday that Miss Chen Yi-Hsui, 27, Ms. Hsieh […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Tourist Drowns at Phuket’s Karon Beach, the Third Drowning in One Month

– PHUKET – A third tourist has drowned at Phuket’s Karon Beach, 51-year-old tourist Andy Airtley was rescued by Jet-ski operators and brought ashore after they found him floating in the water. The 51-year-old tourist was found unconscious and received emergency aid from rescuers before he was sent to Vachira Phuket Hospital. It was unclear […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

43 Year-Old Danish-Man Arrested for 20 Million Baht Hotel Booking Scam

– Thailand’s Tourist Police have announced the arrest of a Danish national accused of cheating more than 400 foreign tourists, mostly westerners, out of an estimated 40 million baht by operating a bogus website, accepting advance hotel room bookings. Pol Maj-Gen Surachet Hakparn, deputy commissioner of Tourist Police Bureau, told Thai PBS that the suspect, […]

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai Immigration Police Nabs Two Nigerians with Fake Passports

–   NONG KHAI – Thailand’s Immigration police arrested two Nigerian men on Tuesday morning (Oct 17) at the immigration checkpoint in Nong Khai province after being found to be carrying fake passports of South Africa. Pol Col Pallop Suriyakul na Ayutthaya, the Nong Khai immigration police chief, identified the two men as Wayne Junior […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thailand’s Tourist Police Arrest 52 Foreign Nationals From Tanzania, Nigeria and Uzbekistan

– BANGKOK – The acting deputy chief of the Tourist Police Bureau, Division 191 emergency response unit Maj. Gen. Hakpan has announced the arrest of 52 foreigners after police conducted a search in 10 areas including Nana and the Khlong Toei district as part of a government wide crackdown on foreign criminals. Those arrested were […]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

39 Year-Old British Expat Found Hung in His Luxury Phuket Home

  – PHUKET – Capt Nipon Temsang of the Kathu Police in Phuket has reported that a 39-year-old Briton was found hanged in a luxury property in Kathu district of Phuket of an apparent suicide. Police were called to a house in Moo 7 in the Kathu district to find the body of 39-year-old Robin […]

October 15th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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