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Video: Nabbed! Gang cut down 100m of TOT phone cables worth 100,000 baht

 

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Thai media 77kaoded featured the arrest of a gang of five contractors of a private internet cable company who were caught red handed cutting down Telephone Organization of Thailand cable in Krabi. 

 

Their apparent leader Surasak, 30, from Hat Yai in the far south was taken on a reconstruction in handcuffs to the Na Thai Road in Muang district yesterday morning after the arrests the previous day.

 

The media even put together a video to mark the occasion. 

 

 

Also arrested and admitting the crime were Phitak, 37, Krissada, 18, Faifoo, 30 and Krittaphop, aged 27. 

 

Police took a pick-up, four pairs of pliers, a bamboo ladder and 100 meters of telephone cable valued at 100,000 baht into evidence. 

 

The TOT had called in the police after witnessing the illegal activity on Thursday.

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

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6 minutes ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Presumably the 'cables' are Fibre optic data carriers.

I thought the fiber optic cables were not worth anything...I thought only the copper electric wires had value.  I guess I am wrong.

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24 minutes ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Presumably the 'cables' are Fibre optic data carriers.

Looking at the photo the cable are multi-pair copper cables, perhaps 100 or 200 pair, but difficult to say how many.

The cables on the concrete floor in the video look to be maybe 20/50 pair.

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19 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Looking at the photo the cable are multi-pair copper cables, perhaps 100 or 200 pair, but difficult to say how many.

The cables on the concrete floor in the video look to be maybe 20/50 pair.

 

Would they be used for 'phone and internet use .? I always thought that heavy multi core copper cables were used for electricity .. but I'm no telecoms or internet engineer .. 

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6 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:
28 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Looking at the photo the cable are multi-pair copper cables, perhaps 100 or 200 pair, but difficult to say how many.

The cables on the concrete floor in the video look to be maybe 20/50 pair.

 

Would they be used for 'phone and internet use .? I always thought that heavy multi core copper cables were used for electricity .. but I'm no telecoms or internet engineer .. 

Oh ye with dyslexia!😀 I wrote 'multi-pair', not 'multi-core'. Yes, multi-core is used for electricity supply cables, to allow for flexibility.

For an analogue (normal voice) telephone or fax line it needs one pair of wires from the phone/fax all the way to the telephone exchange.

Multi-pair means, say, ten subscribers with ten different phone numbers need ten pairs of cables.

Internet and fibre-optics is another kettle of fish entirely.

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5 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Oh ye with dyslexia!😀 I wrote 'multi-pair', not 'multi-core'. Yes, multi-core is used for electricity supply cables, to allow for flexibility.

For an analogue (normal voice) telephone or fax line it needs one pair of wires from the phone/fax all the way to the telephone exchange.

Multi-pair means, say, ten subscribers with ten different phone numbers need ten pairs of cables.

Internet and fibre-optics is another kettle of fish entirely.

So now they transport fish through these cables? I am confused. 😉 

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1 minute ago, bluesofa said:

Oh ye with dyslexia!😀 I wrote 'multi-pair', not 'multi-core'. Yes, multi-core is used for electricity supply cables, to allow for flexibility.

For an analogue (normal voice) telephone or fax line it needs one pair of wires from the phone/fax all the way to the telephone exchange.

Multi-pair means, say, ten subscribers with ten different phone numbers need ten pairs of cables.

Internet and fibre-optics is another kettle of fish entirely.

 

Thank you Mr Sofa you are a veritable ceaseless fountain of knowledge .. J G will get a smack across the head offa the flock for making such a schoolboy error .. but I'm intrigued why do people put fish in a kettle .. won't it make the tea taste a bit 'well fishy .. 

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7 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

These crimes wouldn't work if nobody would buy these very special cables.

Hopefully the police will follow up where they planned to sell those cables.

True.

However the cables are sold for scrap, not reused. Therefore the value is purely for the weight of the copper cable without any insulation.

It's usually scrap dealers who tend to buy them, making tracing virtually impossible, as they know the copper will be melted down to be reused.

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2 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

 

Thank you Mr Sofa you are a veritable ceaseless fountain of knowledge .. J G will get a smack across the head offa the flock for making such a schoolboy error .. but I'm intrigued why do people put fish in a kettle .. won't it make the tea taste a bit 'well fishy .. 

Ha ha, no prob. There again I was a telecoms engineer in a previous life.

With those fish - it does make subsequent cups of tea tastes odd. You put me in my plaice there.

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2 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Ha ha, no prob. There again I was a telecoms engineer in a previous life.

With those fish - it does make subsequent cups of tea tastes odd. You put me in my plaice there.

 

Sprats OK .. 

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57 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

True.

However the cables are sold for scrap, not reused. Therefore the value is purely for the weight of the copper cable without any insulation.

It's usually scrap dealers who tend to buy them, making tracing virtually impossible, as they know the copper will be melted down to be reused.

Back in the 70's the US had cables from their seismic monitoring station on Doi Suthep running all the way down to the Consulate on the river in town.  Two Thai men would come along in the middle of the night, run up 2 telephone poles and cut off a length  of cable and disappear. This happened so regularly that they had a small specialist detachment to replace the cable. The US was listening for atomic tests in China.

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1 hour ago, OneMoreFarang said:

These crimes wouldn't work if nobody would buy these very special cables.

Hopefully the police will follow up where they planned to sell those cables.

Scrap dealers worldwide have little conscience.  In the US, druggies pry bronze memorial plaques off monuments and graves and saw limbs off bronze statues...scrap dealers know exactly what it is but pay the scumbags half the value and quickly melt it down so it's untraceable. 

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8 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Police took a pick-up, four pairs of pliers, a bamboo ladder and 100 meters of telephone cable valued at 100,000 baht into evidence. 

 

BIB took everything into custody except the sharp knives or whatever they used to CUT the cables with.  It will get thrown out of court.

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8 minutes ago, CanadaSam said:

 

BIB took everything into custody except the sharp knives or whatever they used to CUT the cables with.  It will get thrown out of court.

How do you work that out?

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16 minutes ago, CanadaSam said:

 

BIB took everything into custody except the sharp knives or whatever they used to CUT the cables with.  It will get thrown out of court.

What do you think the pliers were for ?

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15 minutes ago, CanadaSam said:

Do you really think pliers, no matter how big, could possibly cut through that size of wire?

Perhaps it could be a Thai>English translation error, or even poor reporting of what the tools were.

They could possibly have been large cutters or specialist cable cutters that a journalist would have no understanding of.

They were described as "a gang of five contractors of a private internet cable company," so they knew what to do.

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16 hours ago, how241 said:

I thought the fiber optic cables were not worth anything...I thought only the copper electric wires had value.  I guess I am wrong.

Whatever they were worth it wasn't worth it.. 

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On 12/5/2020 at 4:27 PM, OneMoreFarang said:

These crimes wouldn't work if nobody would buy these very special cables.

Hopefully the police will follow up where they planned to sell those cables.

no, there is nothing special with these cables beside they contain a metal that sells for x baht per kg at any recycle factory

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4 hours ago, scammed said:
On 12/5/2020 at 4:27 PM, OneMoreFarang said:

These crimes wouldn't work if nobody would buy these very special cables.

Hopefully the police will follow up where they planned to sell those cables.

no, there is nothing special with these cables beside they contain a metal that sells for x baht per kg at any recycle factory

So where else are these not so special cables used?

If they would come i.e. from a factory which is demolished then I am sure the scrap dealer would have a receipt for it...

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