7 Russians arrested on Koh Phangan

PHOTO: Bangkok Post

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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