Man Arrested for Selling Fireworks at Patong Beach

Patong –

A man was arrested at the Patong Beach for illegally selling fireworks.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Sunday (February 18th) they arrested a suspect identified only as Mr. Boonsueb, 50, from Buriram. He was arrested near a hotel on the Patong Beach. Seized from him were 10 sets of fireworks. He was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of selling fireworks without permission.

The Phuket Express notes that in Thailand, floating lanterns and fireworks are not allowed to be set off in public without permission. Anyone who offends this rule shall be fined up to 60,000 baht and/or imprisonment for up to three years.

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.