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Officials inspect some of the 217 pangolins seized on February 2016 in Ratchaburi. Photo: Matichon. Right, Four pangolins are seized on June 2018 at the Thai-Lao border in Chiang Rai.

Southeast Asia a Hub of Illegal Wildlife and Timber Trade: UN

BANGKOK — Despite a continued crackdown on perpetrators, Southeast Asia is becoming an even more prominent hub of illegal wildlife and timber trade, a...
Police with a haul of 14,000 pills of yaa baa or meth and almost 400 kilograms of yaa ice seized June 24, 2019 in Nakhon Pathom.

‘Yaa Baa’ Flooding SEA and Beyond Despite Crackdown: UN

BANGKOK — Despite authorities cracking down on methamphetamine in Thailand and Southeast Asia, efforts have failed to arrest the trade’s big players, a recent UN report says.
Pol. Gen. Sereepisut Temeeyavets during the parliamentary session on June 27.

Party Leader Denies Responsibility For Politician’s Drug Smuggling Case

BANGKOK — The leader of a pro-democracy party has defended the innocence of a party member arrested earlier this month on suspicion of drug...
File photo. Photo: HansMartinPaul / Pixabay

Dads Beware! Smoking At Home Banned From August

BANGKOK — Smoking at home will be considered “family violence” and punishable under a new law effective August. The Director General of the Women’s Affairs...
Pramuk Wichiandilokkun being escorted to Bangna Police Station on June 20.

War of the Wins: Two Moto Drivers Arrested for Fatal Gunfight

BANGKOK — Two members of a motorcycle taxi stand have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a deadly street skirmish with a...
Police raided Natthaphol’s house, which doubled as a cadet prep school on June 18.

Cadet Prep School Owner Arrested Over Death of Student

NAKHON SAWAN — The owner of a school that prepares students for military academy entrance examinations was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of colluding...

Kamnan Poh, ‘Godfather of Chonburi,’ Dies at 82

CHONBURI — One of the most politically, economically and criminally influential men in Thailand’s east passed away on Monday. Somchai Khunpluem, better known as Kamnan...

The ‘Energy Card’ MLM Scamming Isaan Elderly

KHON KAEN — Stick ‘em in your pants, in a glass of water, or on appliances – this magic card will heal all your...
An updated photo of Gen. Preecha Chan-ocha and Phongphan Chan-ocha.

Lawyer Accuses Prayuth’s Brother, Sister-in-Law of 112 for Sitting on Throne-like Chairs

BANGKOK — A lawyer has accused junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s brother and sister-in-law of committing lese majeste by imitating royalty in photos spread...
Premchai Karnasuta exits the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Case Region VII court on June 11, 2019.

Premchai Sentenced to Jail for Bribery in Black Panther Case

SAMUT SONGKHRAM — A construction tycoon was sentenced to a year in prison for bribery in a high-profile case involving the hunting of a...

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