July 4, 2002 |
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.
January 11, 2001 |
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.
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November 23, 2000 |
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.
June 27, 1998 |
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.
July 4, 1994 |
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.
August 16, 1993 |
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.