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August 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police arrested and charged six people, including the owner of the Royal Plaza Hotel, with criminal negligence in connection with the collapse of the hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima, 130 miles northwest of Bangkok. Rescue crews continued to dig tunnels and lift slabs of debris to search for survivors in the wreckage of a six-story hotel. The death toll has passed 100, with more than 50 still missing.
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WORLD
March 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Six youths have been detained in connection with this week's massacre of eight Buddhist civilians in Thailand's far south, the army said Friday. The suspects, arrested Thursday night, live in Yala province's Yaha district, where the killings occurred, army spokesman Col. Akara Thiprot said. The eight victims, who were in a commuter van ambushed Wednesday, were shot execution-style.
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BUSINESS
July 4, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police Crack Down on Fake Products: Officers from the economic crime division last week seized goods and arrested 121 people in a crackdown on trademark infringement. Police said the products included watches, handbags, blue jeans, videocassette recorders, radios and briefcases. Thailand has come under intense pressure from the United States and some European countries in recent years to enforce its laws and protect intellectual property rights.
NATIONAL
August 17, 2006 | Richard Fausset and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
Authorities in Thailand arrested an American man Wednesday in the slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, a major breakthrough in a decade-long mystery. The case has outlasted numerous investigators, spawned bitter lawsuits and media frenzies, and riveted a public that has followed a shifting cloud of suspicion that settled for a time over the young girl's parents. A source close to the investigation identified the suspect as John Mark Karr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1992 | MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Robert K. Dornan has asked the State Department to investigate the possible arrest of two Orange County men who were vacationing in Thailand. "We received information from the families yesterday, and the congressman has made a request for information from the State Department, and that's all we know," Dornan's press secretary Brian Keeter said Wednesday. "We don't know the circumstances at all. That's why we requested the information."
NEWS
February 26, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Fifteen students were arrested as a crowd of 1,000 people defied martial law Monday to take part in the first major protest against the coup that toppled Thailand's elected government. Meanwhile, the deputy leader of the military junta that ousted Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan on Saturday said an interim government would be formed "not later than next week" and would exclude the military and politicians.
NEWS
January 24, 1991 | BOB DROGIN and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Using diaries, a photo album and passports from two would-be bombers directed by the Iraqi Embassy here, Western intelligence agencies say they have found key leads to what they believe is a network of terrorists trained in Baghdad and sent to countries around the world.
NEWS
January 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Thai police said Wednesday that they have arrested a suspected drug trafficker sought by the U.S. government, which charges that he was the accountant for what used to be the world's largest heroin smuggling syndicate. Yang Wan-Hsuan, for whom the U.S. government has offered a $2-million reward, was arrested Tuesday night in Chiang Mai, 360 miles north of Bangkok, the capital, Thai narcotics police told a news conference. Police Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2000 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The often fractious Vietnamese American community in Little Saigon is rallying around the cause of an activist arrested last week after dropping 50,000 anti-Communist leaflets in Ho Chi Minh City on the eve of President Clinton's visit there. Tong Ly, 50, of New Orleans has been held in a Thailand jail since returning from his Nov. 16 flight.
NEWS
June 27, 1998 | Associated Press
Four Pakistanis suspected of being members of an extremist group involved in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York have been arrested here, a newspaper reported today. The Nation, an English-language paper, said the four were seized in a raid on an apartment by Thai immigration police and FBI agents. Sources said that the four were suspected of planning to assassinate U.S. Ambassador William Itoh and launch a terrorist strike against the embassy here.
WORLD
July 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
Thai police raided a beachside condominium and arrested an American wanted for the highly publicized slaying of his socialite wife in Atlanta 15 years ago, officials said Wednesday. James Vincent Sullivan, who had been under police surveillance for weeks, was arrested Tuesday night in a condominium in the Cha-am beach resort, 100 miles south of Bangkok, said police Col. Somchai Yoklek. He said Sullivan's arrest was requested by the FBI.
NEWS
August 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
One of the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives, sought in connection with an international child pornography ring, was arrested by Thai police. Eric Franklin Rosser, who once played keyboards for rock star John Mellencamp, was arrested in Bangkok following a joint investigation with the FBI, police said. Rosser ran a music school for children in Bangkok until February 2000, when he was first arrested. He was charged with child pornography offenses and indicted by a U.S.
NEWS
January 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Thai police said Wednesday that they have arrested a suspected drug trafficker sought by the U.S. government, which charges that he was the accountant for what used to be the world's largest heroin smuggling syndicate. Yang Wan-Hsuan, for whom the U.S. government has offered a $2-million reward, was arrested Tuesday night in Chiang Mai, 360 miles north of Bangkok, the capital, Thai narcotics police told a news conference. Police Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2000 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The often fractious Vietnamese American community in Little Saigon is rallying around the cause of an activist arrested last week after dropping 50,000 anti-Communist leaflets in Ho Chi Minh City on the eve of President Clinton's visit there. Tong Ly, 50, of New Orleans has been held in a Thailand jail since returning from his Nov. 16 flight.
NEWS
June 27, 1998 | Associated Press
Four Pakistanis suspected of being members of an extremist group involved in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York have been arrested here, a newspaper reported today. The Nation, an English-language paper, said the four were seized in a raid on an apartment by Thai immigration police and FBI agents. Sources said that the four were suspected of planning to assassinate U.S. Ambassador William Itoh and launch a terrorist strike against the embassy here.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police Crack Down on Fake Products: Officers from the economic crime division last week seized goods and arrested 121 people in a crackdown on trademark infringement. Police said the products included watches, handbags, blue jeans, videocassette recorders, radios and briefcases. Thailand has come under intense pressure from the United States and some European countries in recent years to enforce its laws and protect intellectual property rights.
NEWS
August 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
One of the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives, sought in connection with an international child pornography ring, was arrested by Thai police. Eric Franklin Rosser, who once played keyboards for rock star John Mellencamp, was arrested in Bangkok following a joint investigation with the FBI, police said. Rosser ran a music school for children in Bangkok until February 2000, when he was first arrested. He was charged with child pornography offenses and indicted by a U.S.
WORLD
March 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Six youths have been detained in connection with this week's massacre of eight Buddhist civilians in Thailand's far south, the army said Friday. The suspects, arrested Thursday night, live in Yala province's Yaha district, where the killings occurred, army spokesman Col. Akara Thiprot said. The eight victims, who were in a commuter van ambushed Wednesday, were shot execution-style.
NEWS
August 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police arrested and charged six people, including the owner of the Royal Plaza Hotel, with criminal negligence in connection with the collapse of the hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima, 130 miles northwest of Bangkok. Rescue crews continued to dig tunnels and lift slabs of debris to search for survivors in the wreckage of a six-story hotel. The death toll has passed 100, with more than 50 still missing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1992 | MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Robert K. Dornan has asked the State Department to investigate the possible arrest of two Orange County men who were vacationing in Thailand. "We received information from the families yesterday, and the congressman has made a request for information from the State Department, and that's all we know," Dornan's press secretary Brian Keeter said Wednesday. "We don't know the circumstances at all. That's why we requested the information."
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