Whacky Douglas’ Lucky Escapes
Flying Sporran’s Weekend Diary
Walter ‘Whacky’ Douglas, the ‘Tartan Pimpernel’ who’s presence on Koh Samui setting up bars and clubs was highlighted on this site does not look like he will be returning to the Samui Archipelago although he has made attempts to contact the authorities to see whether he could return.
‘Whacky’ I should point out has never been convicted of any serious drugs offence, though the British media has listed him in the top ten of Britain’s drug barons, and he was actually returned to the United Kingdom for passport offences. In the not too distant past he was travelling under someone else’s passport.
The British newspapers put up headlines on my story saying he was taunting drug cops from his tropical paradise. The British police while more efficient than the Thais ar do not like jokes at their expense. They’re not all ‘laughing policemen’.
‘Whacky’ Douglas was acquitted on appeal after being jailed in the Netherlands for drugs trafficking (police apparently broke the laws in relation to surveillance) and after many years in Marbella, Spain, and according to other reports Russia, the Balkans, and South Africa he settled for Samui.
He would have chuckled at a recent police statement, in relation to the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller that there were ‘no mafia here otherwise we would know’ as having mafia origins seems to be a prerequisite for a good life in places like Pattaya, Phuket, and the Samui archipelago.
But that’s not in the same way that once a Brit’s best chance of getting to Australia was to commit a criminal offence – like stealing a loaf of bread.
Whacky was not pleased at my story – although he had been boasting whom he was loud enough around the pubs anyway.
That was maybe, I was reminded today, because he had been the subject of at least two plans to kill him.
One was to be an attempt to kill him with a bomb in Marbella – the second was an assassination in South Africa. However his alleged hired assassin was killed first by someone else.
That information was later given out by the prosecutor in Eindhoven.
And the guy who commissioned the attempts was Holland’s Janus van Wesenbeeck, an arch-narco mafia guy who apparently used to be one of Whacky’s best friends. Janus was nicknamed ‘Harry Porter’ which I guess leaves Whacky as ‘Severus Snape’.
Actually considering his investments in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan ( Now there’s an odd place for a so called drugs baron to set up shop) I am amazed nobody had a crack at him there.
|Walter at Dreamers with Russian friend|
And Whacky may not be the only lucky one. It seems that our well known fake barrister Brian Goudie/Goldie, also from Scotland, who boasted he was Whacky’s mate – was more than just that.
Checking through various records it appears that one of Goudie’s original Samui property companies had the same telephone number as Whacky’s ‘Dreamers Club’ in Bangrak – the British villains ghetto in Samui.
Goudie would’nae wants to be mistaken for Whacky. (And vice-versa I guess). I do not think his shrieks in lowland Scots of ‘It wasnae me!’ would have put off an assassin.