Yet Another Man Arrested for Selling Fireworks on Patong Beach

Patong –

A man was arrested for selling fireworks on Patong Beach, part of an ongoing campaign to try to rid the beach of fireworks.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express over this long weekend of August 1st, 2023, that they had received complaints from concerned citizens that fireworks were being sold and displayed at Patong Beach and had become a public nuisance to both locals and tourists.

Patong Police later inspected Patong Beach and arrested a man who was not identified by them. Seized from him was a collection of various fireworks. He was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of selling fireworks without permission.

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

Five fireworks were seized on Patong beach.

A woman was arrested for selling fireworks at 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.

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 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.