Two Kratom Juice Vendors Arrested in Patong

Patong –

Police arrested two Kratom juice vendors at a local grocery store in Patong.

Our previous story:

On January 20th, 2024, Phuket investigative police captured a kratom juice vendor with a total of 315 bottles in Moo 5, Ratsada, Mueang, Phuket.

The Phuket Police have continued to arrest more Kratom juice vendors.

Now for the update:

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (January 23rd) they arrested two male Kratom juice vendors at a local grocery store on the 50 Years Road. Seized from them were a total of 51 bottles of Kratom juice.

They were taken to Patong Police station to face charges of selling kratom juice in bottles without permission. Police did not release the personal details of the vendors.

The Phuket Express noted Kratom Juice is also not allowed to be an ingredient or mixed in with other food or juice for sale. So even pure Kratom Juice in a bottle is not allowed to be sold, especially on public streets.

Anyone who breaks the law could be imprisoned for a term from six months to two years or fined from 5,000 Baht to 20,000 baht.

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.