Myanmar Man Arrested For Allegedly Working Illegally at a Cannabis Shop in Patong

Patong –

A Myanmar man was arrested after he was allegedly found working in a cannabis shop and selling e-cigarettes in Patong.

The Phuket Provincial Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they were notified by the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office that a foreigner had been found working at a cannabis shop.

Police inspected the unidentified cannabis shop in the Dragon Market in Patong. Mr. Kaung, no last name released, 22, a Myanmar national, was found working at the counter inside the shop. He was unable to present a legal document or license license for selling controlled herbs (cannabis buds) or a legal work permit. He also admitted to police that he sold e-cigarettes at the shop too.

He was taken to the Patong Police Station for further legal action. The Phuket Express adds that it is important to note that work permits and visas are not available for foreigners to work as salespeople in front of shops.

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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.