UPDATE: Suspects Arrested after Damaging Ten Buses with a Slingshot in Phuket

Phuket –

Two Suspects were arrested after they said they were hired to damage ten buses in Phuket.

Our previous story:

Police are hunting for a suspect who damaged buses with a slingshot in Rassada.

Now for the update:

The Phuket Provincial Police told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (November 14th) they arrested two suspects identified only as Mr. Noon, 34, and Mr. Sarayut, 29, from Pattani. They were arrested at a house and at a bus parking area in Soi Lueang Por Kluem in Wichit, Mueang Phuket. Seized from them were two slingshots and 72 iron balls used with slingshots.

An arrest warrant was issued by the Phuket Provincial Court on November 13th, 2023. The two men are being accused of damaging public vehicles, causing harm to others, and causing property damage.

They both admitted to the charges, said police. They used slingshots to damage in total ten buses from October 26th to November 11th, 2023. They were hired for 1,000 baht per bus but could not provide the full name of the person or people who hired them or who they represented.

It has been reported that those damaged buses are from other provinces. They are being hired to transport passengers in Phuket as their prices are cheaper than buses in Phuket. Police are continuing their investigation to find out who hired them for further legal action.

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.