Two police shot during raid on luxury house

Two police shot during raid on luxury house

Police guard the luxury house at a golf course in Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, where two officers were shot on Wednesday while executing an arrest warrant. A Chinese man was later arrested. (Photo supplied/ Wassayos Ngamkham)
Police guard the luxury house at a golf course in Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, where two officers were shot on Wednesday while executing an arrest warrant. A Chinese man was later arrested. (Photo supplied/ Wassayos Ngamkham)

Two policemen were shot and wounded at a luxury home on a golf course near Pattaya, and a Chinese man was later arrested and charged.

Eight other people -  five Chinese nationals, a gardener and two maids - were also detained, reports said.

The house is at Phoenix golf course in Bang Lamung. The shooting occurred on Wednesday.

There were three luxury cars – a Porsche, a Rolls-Royce and a Mercedes Benz - parked in the house grounds, a compound covering more than one rai of land.

Police entered the premises after the shooting and arrested a Chinese man. Thai media identified the man as Jang Yang, 35.

One policeman sustained three gunshot wounds - to his shoulder, chest and stomach. He was admitted to hospital in a serious condition.  Another was shot in the right leg.

A member of the team involved in the raid said they went to the house to search it. They were looking for evidence that a group of Chinese nationals who rented the house might be members of a mafia gang, as they seemed to be unusually rich.

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Vocabulary

  • arrested: caught by the police and taken to a police station because you are believed to have committed a crime - ถูกจับกุม
  • detained: kept in a place and not allowed to leave - กักตัว ควบคุมตัวหรือฝากขัง
  • luxury: the best and most expensive of something - ที่หรูหรา 
  • mafia: a criminal organisation -
  • national: a citizen of a particular country - ประชาชน
  • raid (noun): a short (surprise) attack on an enemy or group - การจู่โจม,การโจมตี, การบุกเข้า
  • sustain: to experience, injury, damage, loss, etc. - ประสบกับ (ความสูญเสีย การเจ็บป่วย)
  • unusually: different from what is usual or normal - ผิดปกติ
  • wound: an injury in which your skin or flesh is damaged - บาดแผล
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