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 the Phuket province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, November 6th, 2023, to Sunday, November 12th, 2023.
- A woman was arrested in Chalong after she allegedly opened bank accounts for call center scammers whose victims lost more than a million baht.
The fraudsters asked victims to add them via the LINE application. They then video called victims presenting themselves in police uniforms.
The suspect asked the victim to go out with him for dinner and drink alcohol after work. The suspect then allegedly threatened and forced the victim to go to his room in Rayong.
The airport will improve a better water drain system to prevent this kind of incident in the future. They apologized for the inconvenience.
The suspect remains in custody as of press time.
This major catch of illegal drugs caused quite a bit of chatter on our social media platforms.
There is no direct flight from Taiwan to Phuket at the moment. However, from January 1st, 2024 onward there will be a direct flight daily which will carry about 180 passengers. Taiwan was also approved for free visa entry along with India.
That’s it for this week, take care and be safe!