A Japanese national, who is allegedly the leader of an organized crime syndicate, known as the Yakuza, has been arrested in a Bangkok hotel following a multinational police cooperation investigation.
An Iranian national has been arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport trying to smuggle nearly 3kg of methamphetamines, commonly known as ‘Ice.’
A massive ATM fraud network has been uncovered, with leading members and the Iranian gang head arrested in Bangkok. It is believed that the total of the monies fraudulently obtained by the gang amounts to over 50 million baht.
A Thai national arrested by the Cambodian military last February will be sentenced at court this week on a string of charges after laying several land mines along the Thai-Cambodian border.
The Thai Airways board of directors met on Monday morning to discuss the airlines expansion over the next 15 years. A decision was reached to purchase 15 new aircraft over the next 4 years, expanding the fleet to over 100 planes.
Security-concerned agencies have deployed thousands of military and police across the capital and in 38 provinces to monitor any move of supporters of convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra ahead of the February 26 court ruling on Mr Thaksin's Bt76.6 billion (US$2.3 billion) frozen assets, according to a government spokesperson.
A Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 fully loaded with passengers had to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), concerned over the recent increase in illegal drug trafficking and cultivation coming from border nations around the kingdom have moved to increase interaction and cooperation with there foreign counterparts. Second to this, border patrols and check points have been increased, however; without proper action taken by neighbouring countries the problem will continue to worsen.
The Queen Mary 2, one of the biggest and most luxurious cruise liners in the world, docked in the Thai beach resort of Phuket on Wednesday.
The annual joint exercise, ‘Cobra Gold,’ between the United States and Thailand has begun in Rayong on Monday. This year three other Asian nations have been invited to participate in the ‘war games’ which run from the 1st-11th of February.
Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) chairman Santi Vilassakdanont on Tuesday voiced his support for the Bank of Thailand (BoT) relaxation of regulations on currency exchange controls, saying it would help weaken the baht.
Thailand's Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) have received no request from Kazakhstan or Belarus to temporarily release the five-man crew facing charges of illegal possession of explosive devices after arms were impounded from a Georgian-registered aircraft from North Korea at Don Mueang airport in December, according to a senior OAG official.
Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said Monday's incident in which bags of human waste were thrown over the wall into the Prime Minister’s Sukhumvit area home may be related to the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), popularly known as the Red Shirts.
A total of 2,700 Honda City cars sold in Thailand in 2008 will be recalled, said Adisak Rohitasune, senior vice president of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Security has been tightened at the homes of a number of top Thai officials -- judges, National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) members and former members of the now disbanded Assets Examination Committee (AEC) -- following remarks by Maj-Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol that assassination plot was planned against some of them, said Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban on Saturday.
A German national recently died after being stabbed by a Thai man as a result of a minor traffic incident. Police have apprehended the murderer who pleads he acted in self defence.
The Thai Advance Team comprised of French and Spanish-speaking experts, medical doctors and army engineers departed Bangkok for Haiti to prepare added assistance to the earthquake-impacted nation, according to Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Theerakun Niyom.
A Pakistani man was arrested by Thai customs officials at Bangkok’s Suvaranbhumi International Airport Friday with 90 packets--almost one kg--heroin in his stomach.
The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is set to issue next week added measures to encourage private-sector investment abroad and liberalisation of capital flows. Delivering a policy statement in this week, BoT Governor Tarisa Watanagase said last year’s economic crisis was the world’s worst in 60 years. It had changed the global economic structure, resulting in a slower economic growth than before.
A senior public health official in Thailand's southern province of Satun on Thursday confirmed that a seven-months pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage following her immunisation with the A(H1N1) vaccine.