Karon, Phuket –
The Thai Army and the Navy cracked down on umbrella beach beds on Karon Beach.
On Tuesday (April 4th) a team of officials from Army Region 4 and the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command inspected Karon Beach, Mueang Phuket District. Army Region 4 officials told the Phuket Express the following:
Beach beds and umbrellas were found outside the legal zone which has been set out for beach bed umbrellas. Those items encroached on Karon Beach. Many beach beds and umbrellas were seized but no one presented themselves at the beach to show that they were the owners.
Four hours later, about 25 local operators showed up at Karon Municipality. They requested to be allowed to use more of the beach area.
As of press time the request was still being considered.