Foreigner and Six Thais Arrested Selling Baraku, E-Cigarettes, and Illegal Cigarettes on Bangla Road

Patong –

Officers arrested a foreigner and six Thai vendors after they were found selling Baraku, illegal cigarettes and e-cigarettes on Bangla Road in Patong.

Phuket Administrative Officers told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday night (January 17th), they arrested a total of seven suspects. Six of them were Thai vendors who were found selling e-cigarettes and illegal cigarettes (unpaid tax) on the Bangla Road.

One of them is a foreign shop manager. Seized from him at a shop were many items of Baraku.

All seven suspects were taken to the Patong Police Station for further legal actions.

The Phuket Express noted that Baraku and E-cigarettes are illegal to be imported to Thailand. The names of those arrested were not released to the press.

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.