Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters!
The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket from the past week. The number of stories differ from week to week.
These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in Phuket province.
They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, May 22nd, 2023, to Sunday, May 28th, 2023.
Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!
- Two people have been arrested for illegally operating cannabis shops in Thalang while three other cannabis licenses have been suspended.
Three other cannabis shop licenses have also been suspended for selling cannabis in other businesses and advertising controlled herbs (cannabis).
Under Thai Ministry of Public Health regulations, any sort of advertising cannabis, digitally or print, is against the rules.
No alcohol was found in his blood tests but methamphetamine was found.
Law enforcement did not find any illegal cigarettes at the shop or any other illegal items and said the shop was meeting all legal requirements.
His wife, whose name was withheld, told Thai media the couple went swimming before her husband drowned after running into trouble in the water.
Turns out popping wheelies in Phuket is a bad idea.
That’s all for this week, as always thanks for your support!