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Pongsathorn Patint and Rajan Kaewkohlaba during their crime reenactment at a resort on Koh Phangan on March 20, 2020.

Two Thai Men Confess to Raping American Tourist on Koh Phangan

SURAT THANI — Police on Friday said two local men on a popular tourist island confessed to sexually assaulting a foreign tourist.

Ex-Airport Worker Steals From German Tourist at Suvarnabhumi

BANGKOK — A former employee of Suvarnabhumi Airport was charged with theft Monday for allegedly stealing money and travel documents from a German tourist at the airport.

Foodpanda Blacklists Deliveryman for Sexually Harassing Customer

CHIANG MAI — A food delivery service said it fired one of its deliverymen for sending sexually-charged messages to a customer, while the police on Thursday said that a fine was all they could do.
Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen poses with his wife and child. Photo: Courtesy of his family

4 Arrest Warrants Issued for Death of Karen Activist

BANGKOK — The Department of Special Investigation announced Monday that arrest warrants have been issued for four men allegedly involved in the murder of a Karen land rights activist whose bones was found burned in an oil drum.
Wantanee “Mae Manee” or “Dear” Tippaveth’s mother, Thawalrat Tippaveth moments before she faints while being arrested on Nov. 7, 2019.

Police Arrest Mae Manee’s Mom As Scam Balloons to Billions in Damages

UDON THANI — Police on Thursday arrested the mother of an alleged ponzi scheme ringleader accused of scamming at least 40,000 people out of almost 1.4 billion baht in damages.
Jaturong Mesopha, left, and Thanwa Boonpard, right, being escorted by the police to a court on Nov. 4, 2019. Insert: a still from CCTV footage showing Jaturong aiming a gun on Nov. 3, 2019.

Two Men Arrested for Gunfight That Killed 17-Year-Old Bystander

BANGKOK — Two men have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a deadly street shootout that killed a high school student and injured another on Sunday.
Wantanee soon after her arrest on Nov. 2, 2019 in Chonburi.

Massive Ponzi Scheme Suspect ‘Mae Manee’ Denies Wrongdoing

UDON THANI — The woman and her husband arrested for allegedly running a ponzi scheme that racked up 850 million baht in damages deny all wrongdoing on Monday.
Left: A photo of Mae Manee in her “gold shop.” Right: Police raid Mae Manee’s fake gold shop Oct.31, 2019. Photo: Thailand Most Wanted / Facebook

Scammer ‘Mae Manee’ Built Fake Gold Store to Fool Victims, Police Say

BANGKOK — A woman wanted for allegedly running a ponzi scheme that scammed nearly 3,000 people out of 820 million baht is still on the run, police said Friday.
A photo of Wantanee Tippaveth posted on her Facebook. Right, a police mugshot of her.

Fake Showbiz Socialite ‘Mae Manee’ Wanted for Massive Scam

BANGKOK — Police are on the hunt for a woman suspected to be at the head of a large-scale ponzi scheme that allegedly scammed hundreds of people out of billions of baht.
An immigration officer uses a timeline information board describing details of Australian national Luke Anderson during a press conference at the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Police have arrested suspected Australian Hell's Angels gang member Luke Anderson last Thursday following a meeting with embassy officials over the problem of outlaw motorbike Hell's Angels gang member gangs. They have revoked his visa and say they will deport him, shortly. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Police Arrest Australian Hell’s Angel on Drug Charges

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they have arrested an Australian Hell's Angels gang member who is wanted on drug charges in Western Australia.

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