Connect with us

Phuket

Bars facing Bangkok-style drug raids

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

on

Bars facing Bangkok-style drug raids | The Thaiger

PHUKET TOWN: Owners of entertainment places in Phuket Town were warned yesterday to expect raids “soon” by police and health officers clamping down on the distribution and use of narcotics. The warning came at a meeting attended by more than 200 owners of entertainment businesses at the Phuket Town Police Station. Among those attending were owners of pubs, bars, restaurants, beer gardens and karaoke bars. Warning about the imminent raids, Dr Boonrieng Chuchaisaengrat, Chief of the Provincial Health Office (PHO), appealed to owners to clean their rest rooms and to turn on the air conditioning when the police arrive. Officers from the PHO have to wait in the toilets to conduct urine tests on revelers, he explained, and would appreciate it if they could do so in a relatively clean atmosphere. After the meeting, Dr Boonrieng explained that drug suppression is an important part of the PHO’s job. “Our function is to help the police when they raid entertainment places looking for narcotics,” he said. “We carry out the tests for drugs.” He said that there has recently been a drop in the number of people caught in possession of ya bah (methamphetamine), or who tested positive for its use during raids on entertainment places. There was evidence, however, that the use of “ya E” (Ecstasy) has increased. Pol Col Paween Pongsirin, superintendent of Phuket Town Police Station, explained to the assembled owners that there are six main requirements they are expected to comply with. These are: – Entertainment places must have licenses; – They must not admit customers under the age of 20; – They must not employ anyone under the age of 18; – They must not stage shows featuring nakedness, whether by men, women or other genders; – They must close at 2 am; – They must not allow their premises to be used for the sale or distribution of narcotics. Col Paween said that exceptions to the 2 am closing time would be made on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. “We should all be concerned about society, and especially about children,” Col Paween explained. “You should not think only about yourself and about how much you can get from other people.” Col Paween said that his aim is to make Phuket a good place to live, with no narcotics. To this end, he also urged those at the meeting to keep an eye on the police whose job it is to suppress narcotics. “I’d like to improve the image of the police. So, if anyone sees police officers doing bad things, just let us know,” he said.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Phuket. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Phuket

Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

Kritsada Mueanhawong

Published

on

Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room | The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room | News by The Thaiger Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room | News by The ThaigerPhuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room | News by The Thaiger Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room | News by The Thaiger Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room | News by The Thaiger Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room | News by The Thaiger Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room | News by The Thaiger

Continue Reading

Phuket

Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

Kritsada Mueanhawong

Published

on

Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO | The Thaiger

PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

PHUKETForeigners racing around Patong. Who would have thought?! https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/police-investigate-motorbike-hoons-in-patongVIDEO: เป็นปากเป็นเสียง

Posted by The Thaiger on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined - VIDEO | News by The Thaiger Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined - VIDEO | News by The Thaiger

 

Continue Reading

Phuket

500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

Kritsada Mueanhawong

Published

on

500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong | The Thaiger

Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong | News by The Thaiger 500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong | News by The Thaiger 500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong | News by The Thaiger 500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong | News by The Thaiger 500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong | News by The Thaiger 500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong | News by The Thaiger

Continue Reading

The Thaiger Newsletter

Keep up with all the day’s news. Subscribe here.

The latest news and information from Thailand.

* indicates required



Trending