The Patong Police set up checkpoints on both ends of Bangla Road to prevent illegal drugs and crimes.
The Patong Police told the Police Express that yesterday (November 14th) they set up two checkpoints on both ends at the entrance and the exit to Bangla Road from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Police checked every person who entered and exited the Bangla road. The target search was for knives, guns and other weapons, illegal drugs, wanted suspects, and for tourists’ safety.
It was unclear if tourists had their passport or ID checked, if you were there let us know in the comments.