Phuket officers patrol on Patong beach and around entertainment venues to suppress illegal drugs and firearms

Patong –

Officers patrolled on Patong Beach and around entertainment venues for safety to suppress illegal drugs and firearms.

A team of officers from the Kathu District Office led by Mr. Pipop Sudkhao and M. Jirawat Namart inspected entertainment venues on Bangla Road and on Patong beach last night (October 12th).

Mr. Pipop told the Phuket Express, “The inspection is aimed to ensure better safety as more foreign tourists are visiting the area and we also talked with entertainment venue operators. We scanned suspect items like backpacks and ensured safety. At the same time we want to make more confidence for tourists and to suppress illegal drugs.”

The inspection came after three entertainment staffers on Bangla Road in Patong have been arrested with drugs after allegedly selling fake cocaine to tourists.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.