Two People Arrested for Allegedly Illegally Selling Cannabis in Phuket Town

Phuket –

Two shop owners were arrested for allegedly Illegally selling cannabis and selling cannabis on footpaths in Phuket Town.

A team of Phuket Provincial Officers and the Phuket City Police inspected cannabis shops in Phuket Town on Rassada Road and on Thep Krasattri Road on Friday night (April 14th), the Phuket City Police told the Phuket Express.

One shop was found selling cannabis buds without a license. The shop owner was taken to the Phuket City Police Station to face charges of selling controlled herbs (cannabis buds) without permission.

A second cannabis shop was found with a legal license but selling cannabis on a footpath, which is public space. The shop license has been suspended while the cannabis stall will be removed from the footpath.

The suspect’s names were not released by Phuket police. Phuket police also said they would continue a major crackdown on cannabis being sold illegally.

A man was arrested in Patong for allegedly illegally selling cannabis buds and being unable to present a legal license for selling cannabis.


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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.