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Tourists busted for partying, taking drugs, in Satun hotel




Two tourists have been arrested at a hotel in Satun after an employee reported them for partying and using drugs. Thai Residents reports that Italian national “Martire” and Dutch national “Mohammad” were arrested in possession of cocaine and marijuana at The Bara Bara Budget Hotel.

Sompong Chingduang from the Immigration Police was called to the hotel by an employee who reported that the tourists were holding a loud party, disturbing other guests and causing damage to the property.

On arrival at the hotel, police found Martire in room C11 with two Thai women. A search of the room revealed cocaine hidden in various locations. On questioning, Martire confessed to purchasing it from a taxi driver at Pakbara Pier, the arrival point for ferries from Koh Lipe to the mainland. The second tourist, Mohammad, was found in room B11 with a quantity of marijuana he says he purchased on Koh Lipe.

Both men were taken to La Knu police station for prosecution. It’s understood they arrived in Thailand on February 13 and their visas have expired. The current restrictions that are in place as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, including a ban on international flights in or out, will mean they have been unable to leave prior to their visas expiring.

SOURCE: Thai Residents


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  1. IG

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Stupid stupid dirty hippie vagabond travelers. Went to jail or now paying a lot of money for baking soda in a bag. Cocaine? Thailand doesn’t have cocaine. So basically went to jail for the APPEARANCE of cocaine. I wish these dumb idiots would stop traveling and just stay where they are. And close down these stupid “backpacker” hostels. They are disgusting and attract disgusting people.

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