Tourists Mistakenly Believed They Had Been Robbed after Smoking Cannabis with Beach Vendors in Phuket

Phuket –

Two Thai tourists who visited a famous beach in Phuket later admitted to police that they agreed to smoke cannabis given to them by beach vendors and then when they were intoxicated they suspected wrongly that they were robbed by the same vendors.

The story of the male and female Thai tourists who visited Freedom Beach went viral on social media. According to the story the two tourists met beach vendors and tried to smoke cannabis with them . The tourists were afraid that they may have been robbed by those same vendors after the female tourist became high and had to be taken to a local hospital due to paranoia.

Karon Police Chief Lieutenant Colonel Chana Sutthimart told the Phuket Express on Monday (June 19th) that the incident took place last week (June 16th) in the early afternoon. The two Thai tourists were both aged 21. They later met with two male beach vendors age 44 and 42 who were smoking cannabis. All of their names were withheld.

The couple asked to smoke cannabis with them and after they became intoxicated before lifeguards at the beach took them to a hospital. The tourists filed a report to the Karon Police claiming that they lost a wallet at the beach. They were afraid that someone stole it from them.

The two tourists admitted to police that they both agreed to smoke cannabis by themselves, NOT being persuaded or forced by those vendors. They later found out that they had left their belongings in a different area on the beach and they were not stolen.

The tourists were also fine after their hospital trip and had gone only because they were unfamiliar with marijuana and how it made one feel.

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.