New Zealander Arrested for Playing Fireworks on Patong Beach

Patong –

A New Zealander was arrested after playing fireworks at the Patong Beach after midnight on Thursday (May 2nd).

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that at 0:30 A.M. they arrested a suspect identified only as Mr. Stephen, 39, New Zealand national, on the Patong Beach near Taweewong Road.

Seized from him were two sets of eight fireworks. He was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of playing fireworks without legal permission which caused noise pollution.

The Phuket Express noted that the punishment for this is imprisonment for up to three years or fines up to 60,000 baht or both.

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.