Random search at Phuket prison
Phuket’s Governor, along with the Deputy Police Region 8, Deputy Phuket Police Commander and other local authorities, led a team for an official search of the Phuket prison for drugs, other illegal items and mobile phones. However, no illegal items were found in the prison.
The search covered male and female prison sections and 250 prisoners were tested for drugs as part of the visit. No drugs were found during the testing.
“89% of the prisoners are jailed for drug cases. There are 2,589 prisoners housed at Phuket Prison at the moment, including 2,223 men and 366 women. The search is to make sure that the prison is free of drugs and other illegal items,” said Phuket Prison Commander, Somkid Khammang.
Meanwhile, Phuket’s Governor also made a speech to the prisoners.
“Everyone can make mistake for many reasons and everyone can also change and become a good person. I would like all prisoners to make the time spent here to beneficial to yourself and other members of the prison community. You can practice some occupational skills and learn how to live together peacefully. I want to cheer you up and encourage you all to be better people and focus on your future as a valuable member in your community.”
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