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7 Russians arrested on Koh Phangan

Jack Burton

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Police on Surat Thani province’s Koh Phangan, the island best known for its “full moon parties,” have arrested 7 Russian tourists for violating the Emergency Decree. Acting on a complaint filed by concerned Koh Phangan citizens, police raided a two-storey house at Nai Wok village in the wee hours of Monday morning.

The next full moon party would have been held tomorrow but, like the past two events, has been cancelled.

Neighbours say they were annoyed by a group of foreigners holding a party and playing extremely loud music. Police arrived, to find the 7 Russians, men and women, partying with a quantity of marijuana.

The tourists were taken to Koh Phangan police station where they were charged with violating the emergency decree and using illegal drugs.

 

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    ron

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Let me guess the writer is a Chinese apologist.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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