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Thai Appeals Court Upholds 20 Year Prison Term for Dutchman and Thai Wife

– BANGKOK – A Thai Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld a Dutchman’s 20-year jail term and his Thai wife’s 7-year sentence for laundering money earned supplying marijuana to customers in the Netherlands for years. Johannes Petrus Maria van Laarhoven, 57, was found guilty of laundering earnings from his gang’s smuggling of marijuana to the Netherlands […]

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

Phuket Police Say Suicide: 71 Year-Old Frenchman Found with Stab Wound to Chest

  – PHUKET – Pol Captain Prasert Thongprom, deputy inspector of Kamala police station,has reported that Melot Henri Paul Jean, 71, was found dead in his rented house in Tambon Kamala in Phuket’s Krathu district at 10.45am by his neighbours. A doctor from Patong Hospital who inspected the scene with police stated that the Frenchman […]

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

Belgian Shoplifter Arrested At Phuket Airport

– PHUKET – Thailand’s Tourist police have arrested a Belgian tourist at Phuket International Airport, Monday for allegedly stealing a car phone-holder at Remax Thailand Phuket phone accessories shop on May 26th. After 17 days of searching for 56 year-old Belgian tourist Olivier Jerome Georges Verhaeghe, police apprehended him along with an unnamed accomplice at […]

June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai Police to Seek Extradition of Briton Shane Looker Wanted in the Brutal Murder of Bangkok Bar Girl

– BANGKOK – The Royal Thai Police have reported that they are now in the process of seeking the extradition of a 47-year-old British national after he was arrested by Spanish police in Ibiza as he took his car to be serviced. Shane Looker from Stoke, England, was wanted in Thailand for the 2014 murder […]

June 10th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

42 Year-Old Australian Cyclists Stuck and Killed by Motorcycle in Ayutthaya, Thailand

– AYUTTHAYA – A 42-year-old Australian engineer on a cycling tour of Thailand has been killed following a collision with a motorcycle near the historic city of Ayutthaya. Australain Engineer Stephen B. Mark, was struck by the motorcycle while cycling at about 7.30am on Thursday. The motorcyclist, identified as Mongkolrirk Klunsaisook, 28, claimed the cyclist […]

June 8th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

French National Found Dead on Inbound Flight to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport

– BANGKOK – Authorities at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport have reported that a 65 year-old Frenchman was found dead on an international flight from Paris to Bangkok. The deceased Henri Gavet, 65, was coming to Thailand with his friend for vacation. Upon decent, his friend tried to wake him, but Gavet did not respond. Authorities […]

June 8th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Singapore Bank Robber David James Roach Gets 11 Months for Violating Thailand’s Currency Regulations

– BANGKOK – A Criminal Court in Bangkok has sentenced Canadian David James Roach, 28, wanted in Singapore for robbing a bank to 14 months imprisonment on currency and money laundering charges. Roach, fled to Thailand after allegedly robbering a bank in Singapore last year. He allegedly presented a threatening note to a cashier and […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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