Seafood Restaurant Owner in Rawai Arrested with Stonefish

Rawai, Phuket –

A seafood restaurant owner in Rawai has been arrested with protected stonefish.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Phuket Office told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (March 16th) they have arrested a seafood restaurant owner in Rawai, Mueang Phuket district. The arrest followed after officials received a tip-off from social media that the restaurant was selling protected marine animals.

Seized from the restaurant was a stonefish. The unidentified owner was taken to the Phuket City Police Station for further legal action. Officials withheld the names of the restaurant as well pending further legal action.

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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.