Foreigners Who Allegedly Attacked Thai Tourists on Samui Island Reportedly Relocated to Phuket

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Phuket –

Foreigners who allegedly attacked a group of Thai tourists on Samui Island reportedly relocated to Phuket. Thailand’s most famous cop, ‘Big Joke’, has personally ordered for the suspects to be found.

The Bo Phut Police told the Phuket Express that they have identified a group of foreigners who allegedly attacked Thai tourists on New Year’s Eve. A summons for assault has been issued for them and the foreigners, who are believed to be ex-pats, have been encouraged to turn themselves in. Thai Police have also contacted the Immigration Bureau in regards to the visa status of the suspects.

Deputy National Police Chief General Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn went to the Bo Phut Police Station on Samui Island yesterday (January 11th) to make urgent progress on the case which has enraged many Thais on social media.

It is reported that two of the foreign suspects have already left Samui Island and now are in Phuket. The news about the assault was revealed to the media after a Thai victim filed a report to police on January 1st, 2023 and claimed nothing had happened.

This brought the case to the attention of Big Joke and the wider Thai public who is now demanding the capture of the foreign suspects who allegedly beat the group of Thai tourists.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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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.