Fireworks Seized on Patong Beach

Patong –

Five fireworks were seized on Patong beach.

The Patong Police Deputy Chief Lieutenant Colonel Somphon Surin told the Phuket Express that on Monday night (July 24th) they inspected Patong Beach for tourists’ safety and for an ongoing crackdown on fireworks.

They found two large fireworks and three medium sized fireworks hidden in a black plastic bag on a parked motorbike. Those items were seized but no owner was found.

This is part of a regular crackdown on sales of illegal fireworks on Patong Beach, as seen below.

A man was arrested for selling fireworks on Patong Beach.

Floating lanterns and fireworks were seized on the Patong beach after complaints.

The Patong Municipality has warned the public that no fireworks or floating lanterns are allowed for any event, unless special approval is given by Patong officials, with punishment strictly being enforced.

Two men were arrested for selling fireworks at Patong Beach.

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.