Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters!
The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket from the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.
These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in Phuket.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, January 22nd to Sunday January 28th, 2024.
- Police raided a villa where they discovered five Russians who were playing poker and gambling in Rawai, Mueang Phuket.
The suspects admitted to police that they were playing poker and gambling with currency chips to exchange for crypto.
The Israeli man admitted that he was trying to steal from the victim but he claimed he did not attack the victim.
Mr. Achmal had entered Thailand many times with his Belgian passport. After that he switched to his Moroccan passport. He stayed in Bangkok, Sisaket, (northeast) and Phuket.
Seized from him was 1.10 grams of a magic mushroom.
The suspect did not cover his face and even looked at a CCTV camera nearby before walking away. He was not a customer of the hotel.