• Wed, 30 Jan 2019 19:10
    Court dismisses case against suspected wildlife trafficker
    A SUSPECTED wildlife trafficking kingpin accused of smuggling US$1 million (Bt31 million) worth of rhino horns to Thailand has had the case against him dismissed, in a surprise court verdict slammed by conservationists.
  • Thu, 20 Dec 2018 19:30
    Hidden ‘drugs’ tunnel worthy of a Hollywood thriller
    LIKE A scene from a film, an underground passage was discovered at an alleged drug kingpin’s house in the border province of Tak during a 6am raid on Thursday… but the man himself was nowhere to be seen. It recalled the WWII classic “The Great Escape”, in which prisoners built an underground tunnel to flee their PoW camp.
  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:00
    The Birth of a drug trade
    Netflix continues its portrayal of drug kingpins with a new series of "Narcos" set in Mexico
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  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:47
    Urgent : Anger as rhino Thai trade kingpin released from South African jail
    Johannesburg - Conservationists expressed shock Monday after a Thai kingpin of the illegal rhino horn trade was released from jail in South Africa after serving just six years of his 40-year sentence.
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  • Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:33
    Human Trafficking to Malaysia: CID arrests 'kingpin'
    The CID on Sunday arrested the alleged godfather of a human trafficking ring that ran boats to carry people from Bangladesh to Malaysia.
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  • Thu, 05 Jul 2018 01:00
    Kingpin in rescue operation being transferred as Phayao governor
    THE ROYAL Gazette yesterday announced the transfer of Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn, who led the mission to rescue 13 footballers trapped in a cave, to the new post of governor of Phayao province.
  • Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:17
    One-legged British drug lord likely to have fled to Thailand, say UK police
    A British drug kingpin who is on the run from police in the UK is believed to be hiding out in Thailand.
  • Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:27
    Lao drug kingpin sentenced to life
    The Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced to death a Lao drug dealer after finding him guilty of smuggling narcotics, including heroin and methamphetamine (known as yaba), into the country.
  • Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:39
    Bt285m worth of assets, 2m meth pills seized in four drug operations
    Police have arrested alleged drug kingpins and major financiers as well as seized 2.1 million methamphetamine pills, 1,590 kilograms of marijuana and 2.5kg of cocaine in drug operations nationwide.
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:31
    Colombia protests Escobar restaurant in Singapore
    Singapore - Colombia has lodged an angry complaint with Singapore over a restaurant in the city-state named after drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:10
    Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking
    Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00
    Nationwide raids target drug kingpin’s networks
    NARCOTICS SUPPRESSION Bureau (NSB)-led commando teams have launched an operation to search 55 locations nationwide this week to crack down on the drug-trafficking networks of alleged drug kingpin Jirat “Ek Ouan” Pensophonwitch and a separate drug suspect Thip-apa Raksasaeng, NSB chief Pol Lt-General Sommai Kongwisaisuk said yesterday.
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:14
    Drug raid comes up empty
    A 20-strong police commando team along with Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) officers on Wednesday morning carried out a search of two condominiums in Bangkok’s Pin Klao area for a drug suspect under the network of alleged drug kingpin Jirat “Ek Ouan” Pensophonwitch.
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  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:11
    Malaysian police to give evidence in drug trial
    Malaysian police will testify as plaintiff witnesses in a drug case against alleged Lao drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpha and his two alleged accomplices.
  • Wed, 17 May 2017 11:41
    Given a longer leash, Akararit says he won’t flee
    Celebrity husband Akarakit “Benz Racing” Worarojcharoendet, facing money-laundering and other charges related to the prosecution of alleged drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpa of Laos, vowed on Wednesday to clear his name.
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