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A Pattaya Bar Girl, was caught with a significant quantity of class 1 drugs on Thursday and claimed she had just started to sell drugs to supplement her income as a Bar Girl which has been effected by a quiet low season in Pattaya.
An undercover operation was organized by Pattaya Police who were aware of the target, Khun Suparat aged 28, and suspected her of selling Crystal Methamphetamine to other Bar Girls.
The suspect was arrested after she sold 1 gram of the drug to an undercover officer for 3,000 Baht, in front of her rented apartment close to the Grand Hall Market in Soi Buakhao. On her person were 3 other packets of the drug with a combined weight of 9.7g. She attempted to hide the drugs in a container of fish paste she was carrying.
The suspected dealer revealed how she worked at a Bar in Soi Buakhao which had suffered from poor customer numbers over the low season, resulting in a lower than expected income for Khun Suparat. She decided to try selling drugs to supplement her small salary from the bar.
Police charged Khun Suparat with the serious charge of possession and supply of class 1 drug, which could result in a lengthy prison sentence if she is convicted of the crime in Court.
Earlier in October two armed robberies took place at 7-Eleven Convenience Stores in the Jomtien area and on Thursday it was announced by Police that two men, thought to have committed both robberies had been arrested.
A press conference is due at Chonburi Police Headquarters on Friday but Police sources revealed on Thursday, a 21 year old man, Khun Pasook and a 16 year old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been arrested in front of a Whisky Shop in Jomtien, following a tip-off from a member of the public, who received a 20,000 Baht reward, which had earlier been announced as a reward for anyone who could provide information which would lead to the arrest of the two suspects.
Police questioning revealed that the two were planning to burglarize a house owned by a foreign man who was out of the Country. The two suspects knew that his Thai Wife was living alone in the house and was considered an easy target by the pair.
This Burglary never took place and both suspects are currently being held at an undisclosed location until the press conference takes place on Friday. They have been charged and are expected to appear in Court after the weekend.
On Thursday afternoon a 17 year old boy drowned in a reservoir located in the Huay Yai area.
Police and medics were called to the Chark Nok Reservoir just before 5.30pm but it was too late to save the boy known only as “Noo”.
Initially the boy was dragged from the water by Khun Nontagan aged 19 who had gone to the area with friends when he was stopped by a friend of the victim who asked for assistance in finding the boy who had been submerged in the water for more than 30 minutes.
Friends of the victim revealed how he had gone to the reservoir as part of a group of 6 friends. However, the victim was the only one who went for a swim. As he reached the center of the reservoir, he was seen to go under the water and was not seen alive again.
Police are waiting for the results of a post mortem examination but suspect the boy suffered from cramp and could not swim any further.
On Wednesday Morning at Pattaya Police Station the Province’s top Police Officer led a meeting to discuss progress in the murder investigation relating to the owner of a Restaurant on Larn Island, who was gunned-down in South Pattaya.
Police Major General Nittipong, the Provincial Police Commander, led a meeting of senior Police Officers from around the Province who are working together to solve the case which resulted in the death of Khun Chalor aged 51 on Monday evening, in front of his wife.
Following the private meeting, the General revealed that they believe a professional Hit-man was employed to kill the victim and the murder may relate to an ongoing dispute involving the victim and another man which is being fought out in the Courts, over a disputed piece of land on Larn Island.
Police were unwilling to reveal any further details at this time as they continue to hunt for the shooter and confirm the motive behind the murder.
A group of 10 Baht Bus Drivers, who operate in the Huay Yai area, appear to have been caught-up in a Chinese get-rich-quick-scam, which has been operating around South-East Asia for some time and now appears to have arrived in Pattaya.
We met the drivers on Wednesday who were all displaying banners on the side of their vehicles in Chinese Language. The banners also feature the face of Mr. Zhang Jian, who is a 24 year old Chinese Businessmen, who has been recently operating in Malaysia where he is currently under investigation by authorities there.
The Baht Bus Drivers were told to hand over 5,000 Baht each to an agent and after one month they could receive 1,000 Baht per month for 8 months, netting them a profit of 3,000 Baht. In return they would display the banners on the side of their Baht Buses. Other drivers were known to have invested nothing but were promised 300 Baht per month after 1 month. In both case the payments have not been forthcoming.
The group were also told they would be entered into a Prize Draw for the chance to win 800,000 Baht or a BMW car.
The group has now contacted the Police who are investigating.
On Tuesday afternoon, two people were seriously injured at a Level Crossing in East Pattaya after their car was struck by a train .
The incident occurred at the Soi Tanman crossing which has no barriers and no warning lights to warn drivers of any approaching trains.
Khun Sarawoot aged 20 was driving with his Mother, Khun Yom aged 50, sitting in the front passenger seat. Their car, a Silver Toyota Vios, drove up towards the crossing and was struck by a train travelling from Bangkok. The car ended up in a ditch at the side of the train tracks and the train failed to stop and continued its journey.
Local residents mentioned how dangerous the crossing was and how similar incidents have occurred on a regular basis over the years.
Police are investigating and are looking to speak with the train driver as soon as possible as the injured pair continues to be assessed in Hospital.
On Tuesday Morning a 41 year old Russian Woman was caught-up in a bag snatch as she left her Central Pattaya apartment.
The incident occurred in Soi 2 off the Central Pattaya Road close to a Bangkok Bank branch. The victim was leaving her apartment and was on her way to Pattaya Beach to meet friends when a Thai man came up beside her on a motorbike and took her handbag which contained 3,000 Baht in cash and personal items.
The woman went straight to Pattaya Police Station to report the crime. She was able to remember the license plate number and make of the motorbike the assailant was using and it was located by officers in Soi Potisan in North Pattaya.
The bike was parked outside of a small house and inside was 4 youths aged 15 and 16. A quantity of Marijuana was seized and a number of women’s bags were found, including the bag belonging to the Russian woman.
The suspects were taken to Pattaya Police Station where it became apparent they were part of an organized gang who would target foreigners carrying bags. Police suspect they had been conducting bag snatches for some time.
Police are continuing their investigations into the incident as they attempt to reunite all the stolen bags with their rightful owners, as the suspects remain in Police Custody.
Police were called to South Pattaya on Monday evening to deal with the murder of a Restaurant Owner from Larn Island,
Khun Chalor aged 51, the owner of the Chalor Seafood Restaurant on Samae Beach, sustained a gunshot wound to the head which resulted in his death as his wife looked on in horror.
The incident occurred as the pair parked their pick-up truck close to the Bali Hai Pier after spending the day in Pattaya. As the pair exited the vehicle a Thai man, described as “overweight”, pulled up beside the pair and produced a gun. Two shots were fired with the first shot hitting the victim in the side of his head.
CCTV images are being analyzed by Police who can only speculate as to why the shooting took place. Family members confirmed that he had no known disagreements with anyone but Police suspect the shooting relates to his business as the investigation into the murder continues.
An investigation is currently underway into how Banglamung Police managed to lose two prisoners who were being transported to the Pattaya Court on Monday afternoon.
Khun Jackgrit aged 21 and Khun Nuchar aged 25 had been earlier arrested for stealing, and were being transported to the Pattaya Court for an initial hearing into the case.
For some reason the pair were transported on the back of a regular Police truck instead of a secure prison vehicle. As the truck reached the Sukhumvit Road in North Pattaya, close to Soi Sawang Far, the two men jumped off the truck and appeared to have slipped out of handcuffs.
The pair were seen to run into a nearby woodland area and despite over 20 officers being called in to search for the men, they could not be found.
A possible sighting of the men was made close by but it was found to be a false alarm.
Senior Police are not happy and have given the Police Station 3 months to recapture the suspects or the officers involved in the transportation of the prisoners will be disciplined.
On Saturday afternoon a drowsy Israeli was assisted by a Thai woman at a Bar in Walking Street after she spotted the man and realized he needed assistance after he claimed to have been drugged and robbed by 2 Ladyboy’s.
Khun Amporn aged 39 and her foreign boyfriend were drinking at a Beer Bar on Walking Street close to Soi Diamond when she spotted Mr. David Yanis aged 24 stumbling along the street. Initially she assumed he was drunk but it soon became clear that he may have been drugged. She helped him into the bar and called the Police.
Mr. Yanis told officers that he had earlier met 2 Ladyboys and he thinks that medication to induce sleep may have been placed in his drink. He remembers little after meeting the two Ladyboy’s who are alleged to have stolen his Necklace and some money.
Police took Mr. Yanis to Hospital and later took him to Pattaya Police Station to file a Police Report. A search for the two suspects is now underway.