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Police Arrest Suspected Human Traffickers Targeting Rural Thais

BANGKOK — Police have arrested two suspected human traffickers who allegedly coerced more than 100 Thais into working under slavish conditions on fishing boats in Indonesian waters.

Ice Age: See How Meth is Swamping Southeast Asia

BANGKOK — Homeless children carry bags of glue and crystal meth, Laotian prostitutes smoke ice for intensified sexual pleasure and Burmese sweatshop laborers get high to forget their brutal reality.

Regional Monitors In, International Monitors Out for Charter Vote

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK — A regional election monitoring group based in Bangkok plans to field up to 10 people to observe the August charter referendum, while the European Union will sit it out.

Police, Army Disagree Over Which Should Probe Royal Park Graft

BANGKOK — No investigation has been launched into alleged graft in the construction of a billion-baht park in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, as the military and police say proper procedure dictates the other do so.

Junta's Charter Drafter Clarifies 'Unelected' Senate

BANGKOK — The chairman of the junta-appointed Constitution Drafting Committee has urged the media to stop describing the next Senate as "unelected" and use the term "indirectly elected" instead.

Hunt For Ayutthaya Elephant Killer, Ivory Smuggler

AYUTTHAYA — Police are searching for those responsible for killing a male elephant and sawing off its tusks, presumably to sell its ivory on the black market.

Flaming Meteor Falls Over Bangkok

BANGKOK — A blazing ball of fire hurtled through the sky over northern Bangkok this morning and ignited social media with dramatic video footage.

Pet Lovers Play Cat and Mouse (and Puppy) in Bangkok’s Condos

It was soon after Katrina Ganikaa Lavery accidentally shared some pics with her landlord that she realized she had made a terrible mistake. Some of the photos showed her mom playing with Juju, her 2-year-old cat.

Head Human Trafficking Investigator Rumored to be Fleeing Country

Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — The police officer in charge of investigating human trafficking has been allowed to quit the force out of fear for his life and is rumored to be preparing to flee the country with his family.

Graffiti Artists Join Forces to Pay Tribute to Late King (Photos)

Artists who for most of their careers have remained elusive and worked under cover of darkness came out in broad daylight this past week where they drew interest from curious onlookers – including the police.

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