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  • 9 more arrested with fake passports.

    The Immigration Police are arresting more foreigners in Thailand every day thanks to the help of the Biometrics system that

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    The Immigration Police are arresting more foreigners in Thailand every day thanks to the help of the Biometrics system that has been a great success since its installment. Officials from the Immigration Bureau reported the arrests from 9 cases that took place in November 2019 of illegal foreigners that entered the country unlawfully.

     

    The Immigration Police have received important orders with the goal to arrest foreigners acting against the law and those who are a risk to society within this year in 2019. The implementation of the Biometrics System has greatly assisted officials with clear background information on the passport holders, revealing the truth if they are holding a fake passport or if they are using someone else passports, including fake Visa stamps in hopes of leaving to another country.

     

    Out of the 9 cases, 7 involved suspects holding fake passports. The 7 suspects included a suspect from Bangladesh, a suspect from Taiwan, a suspect from China, 2 suspects from Morocco, and 2 suspects with unknown origins. The remaining 2 cases involved suspects that used passports that did not belong to them. The 2 suspects included one from Mexico and one from China.

     

    The 7 suspects with fake passports tried to use such passports to leave the nation and travel into other countries while the 2 other suspects tried to use the passports to enter Thailand. The 2 passports were real but it wasn’t theirs in the first place. The passports had pictures that were similar to their appearances but the biometrics system revealed that they were, in fact, different persons.

     

    Credit: Khaosod
    Credit: Khaosod

     

    Officials have charged the Mexican man and the Chinese man for using another person’s passport. The 2 Moroccans have been charged with the possession of a fake passport and a fake Visa stamp (Schengen Visa) with the intention to travel internationally with the stamp. The rest of the suspects have been charged with possession of a fake passport with the intention to travel internationally. The 9 suspects have been sent to the Suvarnabhumi Police Station for further prosecution.

     

    FB Caption: The 9 Suspects included 2 from China, 1 from Bangladesh, 1 from Mexico, 1 from Taiwan, 2 from Morocco, and 2 with unknown origins.

     

    Source: Khaosod

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    12 December 2019
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  • Macgyver Gang arrested with 60kgs of Crystal Meth.

    Police Lieutenant General Visanu Prasatthongosot from the Royal Thai Police reported several arrests in big recent drug cases including the

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    Police Lieutenant General Visanu Prasatthongosot from the Royal Thai Police reported several arrests in big recent drug cases including the arrest of the Macgyver gang nicknamed as superhumans with diamond brains amongst Thai Netizens and the arrest of a marijuana smuggling gang with an enormous collection of evidence including the seize of over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. The Macgyver gang distributes its products mainly through online social media platforms.

     

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

     

    Sutthipong and 7 other members of the gang were arrested on 4 December 2019. The group was moving crystal meth from Mae Sai District in Chiang Rai Province to other provinces in Thailand. Sutthipong and 1 other suspect went to purchase a suitcase from a shopping mall in Chiang Rai. Together with 3 other members, they drove rented cars into the main city in Chiang Rai following each other along the way. The group avoided main roads to hide from police checkpoints. They parked at a house but used the cars to block off the entrances.

     

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

     

    The police saw this and thought it was suspicious so they searched the house. Sutthipong and the members tried to escape from the house but the police have already surrounded the area and they were all arrested. Inside was evidence including 60 kilograms of crystal meth placed in a suitcase. The first arrest of members in the Macgyver gang led to the arrest of 4 more suspects from the gang. Officials also found out that one of the suspects have connections to a big investor paying for the drug costs in Sutthipong’s gang. Officials also reported other drug-related cases with evidence including 128,000 Yaba pills, 25,000 Ecstacy pills, 1,350 kilograms of Marijuana, and 98,000 Erimin-5 pills. This large pile of evidence comes from 7 drug cases with 3 being cases related to marijuana.

     

    FB Caption:  The group was moving drugs from Mae Sai District in Chiang Rai Province to other areas in Thailand.

     

    Source: INN News

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    11 December 2019
    LOCAL
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  • Hungry boy calls 4 Grab bikes

    A Facebook member yesterday (Dec 11, 2019) wrote about the antics of her four-year-old son who accidentally called Grab food

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    A Facebook member yesterday (Dec 11, 2019) wrote about the antics of her four-year-old son who accidentally called Grab food delivery four times, Khao Sod newspaper reported.

    Mrs. Saowarat Udomla (22) said she and her husband returned home for dinner around 8 p.m. on Dec 10 after attending a local fair in Khon Kaen province. While eating, she gave her husband’s mobile phone to her son.

    After a short while, there was a call to her husband’s phone with a message from Grab Food that three McDonalds burgers would be delivered to his home in 30 minutes. Her husband walked out to the front door and while he was making a payment, three more Grab bikes arrived with more hamburgers.

    As it turned out, the boy accidentally ordered food from McDonald’s four times from his father’s mobile phone.

    “The lesson here is that you should not let a young boy play with your mobile phone,” Mrs. Saowarat said with a smile.

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    11 December 2019
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  • 2 men kidnapped teenager from mall for ransom

      The police were on a hunt for the suspects after a teenager was kidnapped from a mall then held

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    The police were on a hunt for the suspects after a teenager was kidnapped from a mall then held as a hostage in exchange for ransom. The suspects ended up receiving 4,000 THB before dropping the child off. Vinij 26 years old and Chokchai 26 years old were arrested under the power of an arrest warrant issued on 7 December 2019 from the Nonthaburi Provincial Court.

     

    The Nonthaburi Police was notified by Samran 54 years old, the father of the victim, A 17 years old. Samran notified the police on 6 December 2019 at 14.30. A was walking in a shopping mall located on Ngamwongwan Road when he was approached by a man who forced him to leave the mall. They went to the underground parking lot and got on a motorbike before driving to Ngamwongwan 18.

     

    One of the suspects forced A to call a parent and inform them that he needed 4,000 THB. The suspects waited for A to receive the money in his bank account before driving him to an SCB ATM on Tiwanon Road. The suspects forced A to withdraw the cash and hand it to them. They didn’t let A go right away, but instead forced him to jump back on the motorbike before dropping the victim off at the Nonthaburi City Hall.

     

    Credit: Sanook
    Credit: Sanook

     

    Police investigators discovered that the 2 suspects were Vinij and Chokchai. Officials gathered the evidence before filing it to the Nonthaburi Court for an issue of the arrest warrant. Both were arrested successfully as planned. The suspects admitted at the time of the arrest that they were the ones who captured A from the mall and forced the victim to give them cash in exchange for release. The police also found the motorbike that was used in committing the crime.

     

    FB Caption: The suspect was forced to call his father for 4,000 THB in exchange for release.

     

    Source: Sanook, INN News

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    11 December 2019
    LOCAL
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  • Poland tourist and Thai girl Missing in Phuket

    A Poland man and a Thai girl rented kayaks with some friends in Phuket on 7 December 2019. When they

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    A Poland man and a Thai girl rented kayaks with some friends in Phuket on 7 December 2019. When they were out in the water the waves had separated them from the group of friends. The tourist contacted the friends stating that he was able to get back into the kayak but there was no kayak paddle and the location was unclear. There have been no other communications made from either the tourist or the Thai girl since they went missing. It is estimated that the waves might have pulled them to a nearby island.

     

    Credit: Sanook
    Credit: Sanook

     

    Officials from the Navy (Third Naval Area Command), Phuket Tourist Police, other related officials, and the kayak owner worked together in searching for the 2 missing persons. The news went public to the media on 8 December 2019. Officials and friends of the missing persons went on a helicopter search provided by the tourist police starting in the early hours of the 8th. The first goal was to check all areas nearby where they went missing. They have searched several areas that the kayak could’ve floated to including Karon Beach, Koh Kaew Phitsadan Island, and Promthep Cape.

     

    Credit: Sanook
    Credit: Sanook

     

    The missing persons are 1. Matthew 27 years old from Poland and 2. Wirakan 23 years old from Nakhon Sawan Province. The search continues on 9 December 2019 with new search plans involving Aircraft, Naval ship no.991 and no.233, Marine Police boat no.814, speedboats, and more. All areas that have not been searched will be cleared and the search will continue until both missing persons are found. The friends are holding onto hope that both the tourist and the Thai girl will be found safe and sound before they are brought back to Phuket.

     

    FB Caption: The tourist stated that he was able to get back into the kayak but there was no kayak paddle and the location was unclear.

     

    Source: Sanook

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    10 December 2019
    LOCAL
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  • Man pulls out 10 meter long Tapeworm.

    There has been another case of a parasite infection that went viral online, the last story was on a man

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    There has been another case of a parasite infection that went viral online, the last story was on a man who pulled out a roundworm from his throat while in this case, a man pulled out an extremely long tapeworm while using the bathroom. The story was shared with multiple photos along with a video from Facebook User “Taklong Zing” in Thai. He captioned the post “What the he** is in my body”. The photos showed an extremely long tapeworm placed on top of the toilet. The image gets worse in the video that shows the tapeworm slowly moving.

     

    Credit: Khaosod
    Credit: Khaosod

     

    The Khaosod News Team went to interview Kritsada Radprachum 44 years old, the owner of the story at his home in Udonthani Province. The man was still shocked by the discovery of the disgusting long creature that came out of him. Kritsada explained that he actually just had an appendectomy on 2 December 2019, the stitches are still in place. A few days ago he started having diarrhea even though had not consumed any strange foods.

     

    Credit: Khaosod
    Credit: Khaosod

     

    Kritsada explained the scary experience stating “So this morning (9 December 2019) after I sent my child at school I returned home and needed to use the bathroom. While I was there I felt like something was stuck down there. So I stood up to look at what was in the toilet. I realized something was hanging from my behind. At first, the idea of a parasite didn’t come into my head but I thought maybe some stitches from the surgery became loose.

     

    Credit: Khaosod
    Credit: Khaosod

     

    I pulled it out and it felt like rubber. I placed it on the toilet, it was about 10 meters long. This is when I saw it moving. I realized that it was alive and showed it to my girlfriend who is a nurse. She told me it was a tapeworm. I was shocked because I’ve never seen anything like this before. I quickly threw it back  into the toilet and flushed it down.”

     

    Kritsada admitted that he never worried about having parasites. The last time he took Anthelmintics to deworm was when he was still a little boy. He hardly eats raw food and barely touches vegetables.

     

    FB Caption: Kritsada realized it was alive when the 10-meter tapeworm started moving.

     

    Source: Khaosod, Facebook User: Kritsada Radprachum

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    9 December 2019
    HEALTH
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  • Stray bullet kills van passenger

    A 27-year-old female van passenger died at 1.25 a.m. this morning (Dec 9, 2019) after a stray bullet hit her

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    A 27-year-old female van passenger died at 1.25 a.m. this morning (Dec 9, 2019) after a stray bullet hit her in the right side of her body, sanook.com reported.

    The Buri Ram woman and her husband were on their way to Bangkok when the incident happened. The van driver rushed her to the hospital, but she succumbed to the serious wound.

    Witnesses said two groups of teenagers engaged in gun-fighting when the passenger van passed by the area. Police are looking for the teenager who fired the fatal shot.

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    9 December 2019
    LOCAL
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  • 12,000 Yaba pills on the train.

    The Hat Yai Railway Police arrested a man carrying 12,000 Yaba pills on the train traveling from Bangkok to Yala

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    The Hat Yai Railway Police arrested a man carrying 12,000 Yaba pills on the train traveling from Bangkok to Yala Province. Amad 29 years old was caught on 9 December 2019 with 6 packs of pills that turned out to be the popular drug “Yaba”. He was traveling on the fast train No.41 and was sitting in seat No.44. At first, the police did not specifically suspect what he was carrying on the train but his reaction to a normal security check tipped himself off to the officials.

     

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

     

    While the railway police were running a regular security check throughout the train while the train was traveling to the Hat Yai Railway Station. Amad started shaking and was constantly moving around the train when an officer walked by. This made one of the officers start to suspect Amad’s actions leading to the search of the suspect’s belongings. Amad was carrying a blue backpack that was placed on the shelf above his seat. When the police opened inside there were 3 packs of Yaba pills in the backpack.

     

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

     

    The police noticed that the private area in his pants was unusually large so they searched him and found 1 pack of pills in his underwear. 2 more packs of pills were found in the suspect’s shoes placed under his seat wrapped in a plastic bag, 1 pack from each shoe. Amad turned pale after the discovery and had his head hanging low for the rest of the day.

     

    Amad stated that he was hired to move Yaba pills from Bangkok to an agent in Yala Province in exchange for 15,000 THB. He claims that this is his first time doing so after finding a new job at a restaurant in Bangkok that introduced him to a drug agent in the big city.

     

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

     

    FB Caption: The police noticed that the private area in his pants was unusually large so they searched him and found 1 pack of Yaba pills in his underwear.

     

    Source: INN News

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    9 December 2019
    LOCAL
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  • Well mannered thief gently wipes victim’s blood.

    A robbery took place at a local convenience store in Roi Et Province. The thief seemed to be confused as

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    A robbery took place at a local convenience store in Roi Et Province. The thief seemed to be confused as he decided to rob the store but at the same time, he seemed to care about the victim who was the store’s employee. The Roi Et Police were notified of the robbery on 6 December 2019. Officials went to inspect the store right away at a gas station located in the Roi Et main city.

     

    Aran 35 years old the employee who was currently working at the store during the time of the robbery was waiting for the police to arrive. Ara revealed that he was standing behind the cashier when a man around 25-30 years old with a thin figure, black beard, tall, long pants, and a black sweater walked into the store and was acting like a normal customer walking around the store looking at items.

     

    Aran was shocked when the man walked behind the counter and punched him with a screwdriver straight in the face. As a result, his mouth was filled with blood. It was if the thief regretted his actions as he started wiping the blood off of Aran’s face. The thief then told Aran to open the cash register and managed to get away with 3,795 THB cash. Before leaving like other robbers in most theft cases, the robber turned to Aran and put his hands up in a praying motion as he apologized for his actions.

     

    Credit: Sanook
    Credit: Sanook

     

    Aran stood in confusion as the thief walked out of the store and jumped on his motorbike parked in front of the convenient store and drove away. The investigation police are currently checking all the security camera footage in the area to find clues to who the well-mannered suspect might be. Although he took an unusual approach to commit the robbery, he will have to face the same charges as any other thief including charges for injuring the victim.

     

    FB Caption: The robber turned to Aran and put his hands up in a praying motion as he apologized for his actions.

     

    Source: Sanook

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    8 December 2019
    LOCAL
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  • Man pulls roundworm out from throat

    This story was shared by Facebook User named Chayanon Am-Maree as a warning to netizens to beware of what you

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    This story was shared by Facebook User named Chayanon Am-Maree as a warning to netizens to beware of what you eat. The user went through a shocking experience after he pulled an Ascaris Lumbricoides, a species of roundworm straight out from his own throat. A picture was attached with the post showing a clear ziplock bag with the parasite wrapped in tissue taken in front of a hospital in the Rangsit area, Pathumthani Province.

     

    Credit: Facebook User: Chayanon Am-Maree
    Credit: Facebook User: Chayanon Am-Maree

     

    Chayanon stated that he started coughing nonstop. The symptoms continued then he started feeling like something was stuck in his throat, to be exact it was if a string of spaghetti was stuck there. He decided to reach into his mouth to find the cause so he could remove it. Instead of food, Chayanon pulled out a roundworm that made him decide to go to the hospital.

     

    Credit: Facebook User: Chayanon Am-Maree
    Credit: Facebook User: Chayanon Am-Maree

     

    Chayanon stated in the post “I’m going to tell you a scary story. Last night at around 2 AM I was sleeping peacefully when I started coughing. Then I felt like there was food stuck in my throat, something like spaghetti. I got up to pull out whatever was stuck in my throat. Well, it was a 6-inch roundworm crawling out from my throat. Right now I’m at the hospital with the parasite to show the doctor. I couldn’t sleep after that, it’s scary. No more raw food and fresh vegetables for me.”

     

    Credit: Khaosod
    Credit: Khaosod

     

    Roundworm is a very common parasite found in humans, especially in developing countries where food hygiene is often not taken seriously enough. WHO stated that there is about 10% suffering from Ascariasis in Developing Nations. Ascariasis is an infection from Ascaris Lumbricoides, a roundworm. Usually, there are no symptoms but when there are it can be a sign that the infection might’ve entered the lungs or the intestines. Fresh vegetables can have roundworm eggs from manure made from animal feces and young children can get infected from accidentally consuming dirt.

     

    FB Caption: He pulled a 6-inch roundworm out from his throat at 2 am.

     

    Source: Healthline, Facebook User: Chayanon Am-Maree, Khaosod

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    8 December 2019
    HEALTH
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