Phuket Tourist Police Announce Crime Crackdown Results

Phuket –

The Phuket Tourist Police have announced the results of a recent tourism crime crackdown.

A press conference was held at the Phuket Tourist Police Station on Friday (April 28th). The results of the recent crackdown involved 258 suspects (Thais and foreigners) and is below.

  • 54 people were arrested for offences against the Tourism Businesses Tourist Guide Act.
  • 21 people were arrested for taxi regulation exploitation
  • 4 were arrested in illegal entertainment businesses
  • 25 were arrested in traffic management offences
  • 25 were arrested with illegal drugs
  • 82 were arrested for transnational crime and illegally entering the kingdom
  • 32 were arrested for incidents involving tourists
  • 8 were arrested for acting as “mafia” members and carrying firearms in tourist locations
  • 7 were arrested for overstaying


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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.