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Bullet holes in the window and windshield of Mr Sakol's tuk-tuk. Photo: Kathu police. 1 / 3. StartStop. Bullet holes in the window and windshield of Mr Sakol's ...
Phuket man wanted for assault on wife's girlfriend. Phuket: police are looking for a Phuket man who yesterday morning (Oct 24) assaulted a woman romantically involved with his wife.

Phuket: Four taxi drivers were injured, with one still in intensive care, in a street brawl with tourists, who are believed to be Russian, on big bikes in Karon on ...
The family were due to return home from Phuket on Oct 28. Maj Col Thada Sodarak an investigator from Chalong police Station said that at about 3:30pm on Sunday Miss Haeun was playing in the sea at Patok Bay, Koh Racha when a strong wave pulled her ...
Phuket: A Russian national, 20, died instantly when the car he was driving caught on fire on Khao Kad Rd in Wichit earlier today.

police raids over the past week turned up crystal meth and methamphetamine pills, netting six for category 1 drug offences. Photo: Winai Sarot.
The profound grief amongst those present, while the rain fell as if it could wash away their tears, reflected the sorrowful state of the nation - as most Thais who now call Phuket home hail from all corners of the Kingdom. Many foreigners today share ...
Phuket police arrested six people in four days who between them were found to be in possession of over 500 grams of crystal meth (ya ice) and over 7,140 methamphetamine pills (ya bah).
A bottlenose dolphin which was rescued from the shore of Patong Beach today (October 22) died whilst being taken to the Phuket Marine biology Centre ...
This year's Laguna Phuket Triathlon has been given the go-ahead by provincial authorities. Photo: Gazette file. Phuket: Organizers of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2016 today confirmed that the annual international race is to go ahead as planned on ...
police checked the victim's room at Saria Mansion but found no signs of a struggle or robbery. However, police did find a note with a contact number for the victim's family in France and cash set aside for a motorbike rental.
One of the suspects, Muhammad Muhi, was presented to media during a meeting held at Phuket City police Station at 2pm this afternoon.
Maj Nattaya Suphanpong from the Phuket City police was called at 12:31am this morning to respond to an accident near Siam Niramit on bypass road where a vehicle had crashed into an electricity pylon.
Phuket: One of the island's newly appointed vice governors has stressed that Phuket must do it's utmost to gain the trust of tourists and help create a good tourism image for the country.
Aussie man, 32, dies from heart attack at Phuket hospital. Phuket: A 32-year-old Australian man died at Patong Hospital yesterday morning (Oct 18) with doctors stating that a heart attack was the cause of death.

Kusoldharm rescue worker, Mr Chakkris Sithichai, who also helped organise the candlelight event last Friday told The Phuket News, "We are gathering here every night because we want to reflect all the hard work that His Majesty has done for us. All his ...
Phuket: Governor Chockchai Dejamornthan has called for all Entertainment venues to close today through Sunday night (Oct 16) as the nation mourns the passing of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday.
Phuket: A man was charged with lese majeste early this morning after several hundred angry people gathered in front of his shop in Samkong to protest against his negative social media posts regarding His Majesty the King on Thursday.
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died after a long illness, the palace announced today (Oct 13), ending a remarkable seven-decade reign.
Phuket: An intoxicated American man was arrested for throwing bottles at vehicles and running in and out of traffic on the northbound Thepkrasattri Road in the early hours of yesterday morning.
police in Phuket have arrested Uzbekistan national Sirojiddin Bakhodirov, who acted as translator for Adem Karadeg, the prime suspect in the Erawan Shrine bombing in Bangkok last year, according a yesterday's report by The Phuket News. Bakhodirov, 39 ...
Hundreds of Phuket police officers joined the event, which is part of nationwide celebrations to honor the force. The ceremony was held at the Phuket Provincial police Headquarters in Phuket Town. The celebrations started with a Buddhist blessing ...
Phuket: Having been allowed to use the Sam Kong Underpass for several months now while work was carried on the surrounding area, motorcyclist on two- or three-wheel vehicles are no longer permitted to use it as the project is now nearing completion.
Anti-narcotics police led by Phuket City police's Maj Rittichai Chumchuy arrested seven people who were found in possession of a total of six kilograms of marijuana, 2.37 grams of crystal meth (ya ice), seven methamphetamine pills (ya bah) and 44 bullets.
After a 45-minute wait in the slowest immigration queue at the shiny new Phuket Airport Terminal 2 last weekend, my fellow passengers and I were not amused at being charged Bt100 for what we were told was "fast-lane" service.
Airport limousine driver, Kris "Komor" Niyompong, 53 arrived at Karon police Station at midnight last night to hand in a pouch that he found inside his vehicle left by a tourist couple he picked up from Phuket International Airport earlier that evening ...
The media scene in Phuket is heating up with the start of a new FM radio station. The Thaiger - Phuket's 102.75FM has kicked off the island's third english-speaking FM service.
Phuket: On his first day as new Phuket Governor, Dr Chockchai Dejamorthan promised to deal with bad driving in the province and strategize Phuket's path to smart city status. Originally from Chachoengsao, he holds a doctorate in philosophy from the ...
"Phuket Tourist police arrested Bakhodirov, 39, at a location along Yaowarat Rd in Phuket Town at about 6pm yesterday (Oct 11)," Lt Nuruwat told The Phuket News. "police will send him back to Bangkok to face his charges there," he said. The August 2015 ...
Phuket: An airport limousine driver has been praised and rewarded after handing in a pouch containing over B300,000 in cash and a passport he discovered in his vehicle.
Phuket: A drunk American man was taken into police custody after causing a minor traffic incident in northern Phuket early this morning (Oct 12).
In Phuket, police at Tha Chatchai checkpoint stopped a car for a search and found three sacks -- two with 60 bricks of marijuana and the other with 38, weighing altogether 98kg -- on the back seat and in the boot.
Phuket tourism businesses are targeting French tourists for the upcoming high season. Photo: Phuket reporter Club. Phuket: Phuket's tourism industry leaders are banking on boosting the number of foreign visitors to the province by about 20 per cent ...
Kathu police learned of the shooting after staff at Phuket International hospital called at 1am Saturday to report that Jumnong Kaewphrod, 41, was being treated for shotgun wounds to his back.
Jetstar is considering imposing a flight ban on Australian tourists who engaged in a mid-air brawl while returning home from a holiday in Phuket, while the Australian National police have confirmed they are investigating the incident. police were ...
"The victim, Kritsana Harinsalai, 24, is registered at the Rawai office, but had come to the Phuket City Center for an exam.
The V/Govs officially reported to Phuket Governor Dr Chokchai Dejamornthan, who arrived on September 30 to take up his post here on October 1, at Provincial Hall.
Phuket: Professional Irish boxer John "Johnny Boy" Hutchinson, training in Phuket, will this Sunday (Oct 16) step up for a gruelling two-and-a-half-hour "Punch-A-Thon" to raise much-needed funds for 4-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Rory Gallagher of ...
Phuket: The Phuket Chamber of Commerce launched Phuket's official 'Smart City' logo at an awards ceremony late last month.
Phuket: police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Kathu early this morning who was blasted in the back with a shotgun in an attack that his wife says was most likely motivated over her husband's romantic affairs with another woman.
Phuket: A cook at one of the main Chinese shrines taking part in the Phuket Vegetarian Festival has railed against litterbugs who eat for free at the shrine where she cooks, then dump their dishes into the waterfront.
French tourist, 27, found dead in Phuket hotel room. Phuket: police are waiting for doctors to confirm the cause of death of a 27-year-old French tourist who was found collapsed in his hotel room in Patong this morning (Oct 8).
The Andaman Triangle of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi are together the draw card for marine tourism. Any boat travelling to Phuket from overseas rarely stays only in Phuket. They explore the surrounding islands, bays and coves, the most well known and ...
Earlier this year, Phuket Luxury Transfers Co was established as an offshoot of Phuket-based destination management company Exotic Voyage to fill that gap, and is currently operating as an independent transportation supplier for other travel companies.
Last weekend (Oct 1-2) Phuket soccer schools hosted its PSS 4th National youth Tournament at Thanyapura. Teams from Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin and Samui traveled to Phuket for nine hours of tournament play across two days.
However, Charatsee Aungtonya, a Ph.D jellyfish expert at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC), this week confirmed that the creatures were harmless.
It is reported that the red Ferrari skidded off the road and ran into a bush outside a company in Ratsa, Phuket. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Immigration officers at Phuket Airport's new international terminal are waiting for passport scanners and cameras. Photo: Passport Scanners UK.


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