Wanted suspect for attempted murder in Phuket arrested in Phatthalung


Phatthalung –

A wanted suspect for attempted murder four years ago in Phuket has been arrested in Phatthalung.

The Phatthalung Provincial Police told the Phuket Express that they have arrested Mr. Thanakorn Phontha, 23, from Phuket. Seized from him was a single handgun. He was arrested at a house in Phatthalung and he was taken to Phuket to face legal action.

The arrest came after the Phuket Provincial Court issued an arrest warrant in August 2018 for trying to kill others in Phuket, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, and carrying a gun in pubic without a permit.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.